Shravan 2022: This city of Shiva does not get destroyed even in floods! Know the glory of Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga
A detailed description of the importance of Kashi is found in various Puranas. In the Puranas there is a mention of twelve names of Kashi, one of the seven Mokshapuris. These twelve names are Varanasi, Avimukt Kshetra, Anandakanan, Rudravas, Kashika, Tapasthali, Mahasamashan, Muktibhoomi, Shivpuri, Tripurarirajanagari, Vishwanathanagari and Main Kashi. Kashi ‘ Shiv Known as the ‘City’. This is the land on which more than 5,000 temples (Hindu temples) exist and perhaps that is why it has been voluntarily accepted as the religious capital of India! And in this religious capital itself, devotees are seeing Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga.
Kashi means the city that attracts karma. A city that cuts ties. The most illuminated city on Earth. The city of Kashi is situated on the banks of river Pawani Ganga. The waters of Varuna and Asi rivers mix here in the Ganges and that is why the city is also known as ‘Varanasi’. In the center of the gold-encrusted station on this stream, Devadideva has appeared as the ‘Nath’ of the whole world. His divine form is famous as ‘Kashi Vishwanath’. Thus Purna Kashi is considered as the form of ‘Shiva’. But, the journey to Kashi is not complete until you visit ‘Kashi Vishwanath’. Kashimishwanath is in the ninth place among the twelve Jyotirlingas and his philosophy has special significance. Shiva devotees come to Kashi only to see the ‘Kashi Vishwanath’ form of Maheshwar.
The temple where God is being seen here was built in the year 1780 by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore. Then in the year 1835, the Sikh royal Maharaja Ranjit Singh covered the Kalash here with one thousand kilograms of pure gold. According to folklore, all the wishes of the devotees who have faith to see the peak of Kashi Vishwanath temple are fulfilled. As described in the Shiva Purana, Kashi is the city of attaining both enjoyment and salvation. And it is not destroyed even in the catastrophe.
Kashi Vishwanath Pragya
There is a story of the appearance of Kashi Vishwanath in Chapter 22 of the Kotirudra Samhita of Shiva Purana. According to this, Panchkoshi Kashi made by Maheshwar was first placed in the sky. In which Shri Hari himself, who is the first man of the universe, did penance for the desire of the universe. Due to hard work many streams of white water came out from his body. Panchkoshi started drowning in these streams. Then Shivaji held this city on his trident. Then Srihari slept in the same reservoir with his wife Prakriti. And a lotus came out of his navel and then Brahma emerged from the lotus.
Brahmaji created fourteen Bhuvans in the universe by order of Maheshwar. From that point of view, Kashi, considered the world’s most mythical city, is actually a means of world building. After the creation of the universe, Lord Shiva removed it from his trident and left it in the world of death. And then he established himself here as Avimukteshwar Linga. This Avimukteshwar Linga is Kashi Vishwanath Mahadev.