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Chaturdash Maha Shivlinga Darsha Yatra

Yatra Significance

{Fourteen Great Shivlinga Darshan Yatra}

Once mother Parvati asked to Lord Shiva that which are the Lingas for which Kashi is known as "Muktipuri". Lord Shiva said that there are innumerable small and big Lingas in the Anand Van (Forest of Bliss) which give freedom from the cycle of death, birth & rebirth.

He said that even Brahma and Lord Vishnu also do not know about all of them, many of them are self-manifested and some of them are made of gems, some are of metals and some are of rocks & minerals. They have been established by many deities, saints, hermits, Gandharvas andRakshas and they are known & named behind the worshipper and establisher of the Lingas. All these Lingas of Kashi in what so ever condition they are, whether they are visible or invisible, they all are sacred and significant and give freedom from the cycle of death, birth and rebirth, i.e., provide "MUKTI".

Lord Shiva said that there are fourteen Great Lingas which are in the root of freedom because of the group of these Lingas Kashi is known as Muktipuri. These Lingas hold control in the regions in which they are established.

The worship of these Great Lingas makes people affluent & rich and these Lingas in Anand Van are worshipped to get freedom from the never ending cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

Lord Shiva said to Goddess Parvati that the panacea of freedom of people from this materialistic world can be attained only through service and worship of these Lingas. There is no beginning or end of the power of these Lingas, after this Lord Shiva narrated the stories of the Lingas to Goddess Parvati.

-An English translation of the excerpt from Skanda Purana

ओंकार: प्रथमं लिंग द्वितीयं च त्रिलोचनम्।
तृतीयश्च: महादेव: कृतिवासाश्चीतुर्थकम्।।
केदार: सप्तामं लिंग धर्मेशश्चा्ष्टतमें प्रिये।।
वीरेश्वचरं च नवमं कामेशं दशमं विदु:।
विश्व्कमेश्व रं लिंगम् शुभमेकादशं परम्।।
द्वादशं मणिकर्णीशमविमुक्तंम त्रयोदशम्।
चतुर्दशं महालिंगं मम विश्वेतश्वंराभिधम्।।

1. Omkareshwar 8.Dharmeshwar
2. Trilochaneshwar 9. Veereshwar
3. Adi Mahadev 10. Kaameshwar
4. Krittivaseshwar 11. Vishwakarmeshwar
5. Ratneshwar 12. Manikarnishwar
6. Chandreshwar 13. Avimukteshwar
7. Kedareshwar 14. Vishveshwar

Tour Period: 4 Days & 3 Nights

Day 1:
After arriving at the airport or railway station, check in to the hotel’s room. Have lunch and some rest there. And in the evening, First pilgrims will be taken to one of the ghat of river Ganga where they will sit peacefully to hear the story & significance of Kashi by a learned Brahmin priest. After that pilgrims will see the majestic Ganga Arti at the main ghat of Varanasi. And in the end, while roaming through the famous main streets and lanes of Dashaswamedh & Vishwanath Gali, pilgrims will return to their hotel for the night stay and the dinner.

Day 2:
In the early morning, pilgrims will see the famous Sunrise of Varanasi at the riverside along with the Ganga Aarti View, Bathing and Boat tour of the historical ghats of ancient Kashi.
And then, after taking the “Sankalp” (oath) by “Purohit” (Priest) for the completion of Pilgrimage Journey of Chaturdash Maha Shivlinga Darshan-Yatra, the yatra will begin.

Name of the Shiva Temples that will be visited & worshiped during the yatra of first day:-
1. Shri Omkareshwar
2. Shri Kaameshwar
3. Shri Trilochaneshwar
4. Shri Aadi Mahadev
5. Shri Kritivaseshwar
6. Shri Ratneshwar
7. Shri Vishwakarmeshwar

Here, in approximately 3 to 4 hours, the first half of yatra will come to its end, that includes seven Shiva temples from above the mentioned list.
After Lunch break, Pilgrims will travel to the SARNATH where 2500 years ago, after getting enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, Gautam Buddha came and delivered his first sermon. The sermon that he gave here to his five followers, led to the foundation of Buddhism that has today spread across the world. This first sermon was called “Dharmachakra Pravartana” or Turning of the Wheel of Law.
The Places which pilgrims will visit in Sarnath are:-

Sarnath Museum, Ashoka Pillar, Mulgandha Kuti Vihar, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamekh Stupa, Dharmrajika Stupa, Bodhi Tree, Deer Park, Jain Temple, Japanese Temple, Thai Temple, Chinese Temple & Tibetian Temple

Back to the hotel for the night stay and the dinner.

Day 3:
The remaining and final part of Pilgrimage Journey of Chaturdash Maha Shivlinga Darshan-Yatra will begin in the morning. Name of the Shiva Temples that will be visited & worshiped during the yatra of final day:-
8. Shri Atmaveereshwar
9. Shri Chandreshwar
10. Shri Manikarneshwar
11. Shri Dharmeshwar
12. Shri Avimukteshwar
13. Shri Vishveshwar (Kashi Vishwanth)
14. Shri Kedarshwar

Here, in approximately 3 to 4 hours, the yatra will come to its end and after the Lunch break pilgrims will see some other temples of puranic significance along with important places. After Lunch break, Pilgrims will see…

Ram Nagar Fort, B.H.U. Museum, New Vishwanath Temple,Sankat Mochan Temple, Tri Dev Temple, Durga Temple & Tulsi Manas Temple, Parshvanath Temple

Now, pilgrims will be taken to a less busy yet spiritually very energetic & enchanting ghat of Kashi, which is situated at the southern end of ancient Varanasi called “Assi”. Roam around from one ghat to another and feel the eternal silence and antiquity of mystic Kashi along with the Night Ganga Aarti of Assi ghat.
In the end, by showing the gratitude towards Vishwanath ji, Annapoorna ji, Ganga ji & Bhairav ji for allowing you to visit Kashi, offer a “Diya” (earthen lamp) in the peacefully flowing holy water of river Ganga and return back to the hotel for night stay & dinner.

Day 4:
Have breakfast, collect your luggage and return to the railway station or airport.

Tour Ends.

Note 1: Pilgrims on taking one to two extra days can visit the following places:

Vishalakshi Devi, Sankata Mata, Lalita Devi, Sheetla Devi, Lakshmi Mata, Kali Ji, Lolarkaditya, Dandpaani, Bindu Madhav, Kamakhya Devi ,Kaal Bhairav, Bhoot Bhairav, Batuk Bhairav, Bada Ganesh, Sakshi Vinayak, Dundi Raj Ganesh, Dandpani Ganesh, Gopal Mandir, Panch Ganga Tirth, Shri Muth, Baba Tailang Swami Ashram, Tulsi Ghat, Bharat Mata Mandir, Mrityunjay Mahadev, Mahakaleshwar, Vridhakaleshwar, Nagkuwa, Jaageshvar & Aadi Keshav

Note 2:
• The whole yatra would be conducted by air-conditioned vehicles where the vehicle can enter.
• Our yatra representative will be with the pilgrims at all times.
• Flower-garlands would be available with the representatives on the need of pilgrims.
• With all the yatras, the darshan of Kashi Vishwanath and Mata Annapurna is also included.
• All the pilgrimages will start & end with the taking of oath by the priest.

Note3: While performing Chaturdash Maha Shivlinga Darshan-Yatra, pilgrims can also perform Rudra Poojan, Rudrabhishek and Rudra Yajya in any Shiva temple.


Our Plus Points = Your Benefits

ü We Know This City Better Than Others

ü We Offer Unmatched Hospitality With Excellent Service

ü Flexibility of Making Changes in the Itinerary as per Your Need

ü We Value You as Our “Guest” and Not just as a “Customer”


The services provided by the organization to the pilgrims

1. We have designed various “Kashi Darshan” yatra packages for the pilgrims at a very justified cost without any profit making objective.

2. Every yatra begins & ends with taking “Sankalp” (Statement of Intent) by a learned Brahmin priest of Kashi.

3. To avoid and minimize the language problem of the hindu pilgrims and even the foreign tourists who come from different parts of the world, we make available our specialized yatra representatives and priests in all the Indian regional & international languages.

4. We make our representatives available to the pilgrims from their arrival to departure.

5. We also take care of the food habits of the pilgrims and make the food of their choice available for them.

6. The stay of the pilgrims are arranged in the pilgrim houses of their own regions and communities as well as in any class of hotels of their choice.

7. Pilgrims will be provided full religious and historical references of each and every temples and important places.

8. During the yatra, pilgrims will be explained of all the “16 Sanskar” the rituals performed throughout the life span of hindus.

9. The whole tour would be conducted through air-conditioned vehicles where the vehicle can enter.

10. In order to meet the objective of the organization, all the facilities provided are of high standards but at the lowest price as compared to their market equivalents.


Tour Period: 4 Days & 3 Nights

Rs. 1600/- (or 50 USD) per Person

• Boat Tour
• Morning & Evening Ganga Aarti
• Daily Breakfast
• Sankalp & Katha
• Sightseeing by Luxury AC vehicle
• A Yatra Representative during the whole Tour
• Meet & assist services on arrival & departure
• All applicable taxes & service charges
• All parking, road taxes and driver allowances

• Entrance fees to the monuments & museums
• Any claim due to natural calamities, local disturbance, etc.
• Any hotel room accommodation
• What not mentioned in “Inclusive”

• Offer price is based on best value for travel experience.
• Offer price is subject to availability of organization’s resources.
• Prices are subject to change either way prior to notice.
• Complete package cost must be paid in advance.
• In case of cancellation, 25% of booking money will be deducted.
• Subject of terms and conditions as applied by the organization.
• For more affordable tailor-made yatra package, share us your requirement.

Shri Kashi Darshan Seva Samiti is a religious & charitable organization and the money which we get, either by organizing or conducting these pilgrimage journeys or by offering other religious services or even by donation, all spent in the welfare activities of the organization.

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