Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Varanasi

Important information

  • Location: Ck.33/23, Neelkanth Mohalla, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
  • Open and Close Timings : 05:30 am to 12:30 pm and 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Aarties are performed in the morning and evening.
  • Nearest Railway Station:  Varanasi Junction: 6 Km
  • Mughalsarai Junction: 17 Km
  • Maduadih Railway Station: 4 Km
  • Varanasi City: 2 Km
  • Nearest Air Port : Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, which is around 26 km away from the northwest of Varanasi.
  • Nearest Bus Stand : Varanasi Bus Stand at a distance of nearly 4 kilometres from the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
  • How to reach to the temple: You can reach to the temple by having an auto rickshaw or taxi.
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March is the best time to visit and (Early morning, before 7:00 am).

Neelkanth Mahadev or Neelkantheshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. This temple is completely dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said that the Shiva Linga installed in the Neelkantheshwar temple was brought from the Kanjar Mountain. It is believed that the devotees who worship this Shivling are considered equal to the Shivling of the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple located in Uttarakhand. The Shivalinga in this temple is about 25 feet under the ground where one can go by stairs.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple CK-33/23 is located in Neelkanth Mohalla. This place is also named after this temple. This temple is also mentioned in chapter 69 of Kashi Khand. In this chapter, the Shivalingas established in Kashi are described. Who were founded by Nandi. This chapter is very important. This linga is worshiped with all religious fervor.

This temple is very close to the Ganges. Located in Varanasi, opposite the Karnika Ghata is located near the Brahmanal Chauraha.

The festival of Shivaratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the temple. The renovation work of the temple is being done by Shri Narendra Modi. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple renovation ominous commencement work was done by Shri Narendra Modi on 8 March 2019. The name of this temple is in the list of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project.

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