Holy Place to Seek Virtue
Among the seven Moksha Temples of the ultimate God Shiva, Kaasi which is also known as Varanasi is plays an important role. It has been told the souls attained Moksha if they perished in Kaasi. Lord Shiva is known as Viswanath and Amman known as Visaalaakshi. Not only is that, Lord Maha Kaalabhairava, who controls the time disc, also one of the primary Gods here. Kaasi, is a compulsory pilgrimage point for every Hindu in his their lifetime. Lord Viswanath is also among the 12 Jyothirlingams (the Linga can produce light). River Ganges, which is passes through the temple known as Maniprayaag.
It is believed that, the Lord Shiva himself will bestow the Namashivaaya Mantra and grant Moksha to all the perished souls in Kaasi. Apart from that, those souls will not suffer in hunger as mother Annapoorani feeds them daily. More than that, Mord Mahaa Kaalabhairava will obsolete the accounts of the perished souls in Kaasi therefore these souls will never born again to balance their account of Karma.
Hence Kaasi pilgrimage, is considered one of the holiest penance among the Hindus, whilst the pilgrimage, one shall not be affected by desires and dislikes; it’s believed that, the sins of seven birthday will vanish away in seconds, if one bath in Maniprayaag, do donation for those who dwells in Kaasi and then pray to Lord Viswanath. The pundits says, those who are affected by bad planetary movements by planate Saturn and Mercury, can deduce the effects by donating cloths after bathing in Maniprayaag and Manasarovar.
Apart from these, Kaasi is also favorite sanctum for those Bairaagi Sanyaasis who are also known as Haalaamuga Shaivites or Agora Bhairavas. These people who are worshipping Mahaa Kaalaabhairava call this place as Mahaamayaan (the great graveyard). Thou shall be blessed with all boons and attain Moksha at the end if thou are visited Lord Viswanath in Kaasi.
Hail to the Lord Shiva’s name! Hail to his holy feet! Hail to those who never leave my thoughts!