Puja at Trilochaneshwar Temple


Trilochan Ling, mentioned as Trivishtabh Ling in Kashi Khand, holds a significant place. South of Trilochan, the confluence of the holy rivers Yamuna, Saraswati, and Narmada occurred, and legend has it that these rivers themselves performed the abhishek (ritual bathing) of the Trilochan Ling. While Omkareshwar Ling gained prime importance among all the Lings in Kashi, Trilochan Ling’s association with this sacred confluence adds to its spiritual significance.


Worshipping at the Trilochaneshwar Temple is very important for several reasons:

1. Historical Mention:This temple has been mentioned in ancient texts, and it’s known as the Trivishtabh Ling.

2. River Confluence:Near this temple, three holy rivers, Yamuna, Saraswati, and Narmada, used to meet. It’s believed that these rivers themselves bathed the Trilochan Ling (a symbol of Lord Shiva) here.

3. Special Origin: The Trilochan Ling is unique because it appeared on Earth on its own, breaking through seven layers beneath the ground. Even saying the word “Trilochan” is said to cleanse a person of their sins.

4. Kashi’s Purity:Committing sins, whether knowingly or unknowingly, in other places can lead to spiritual liberation in Kashi. Similarly, if someone does something wrong in Kashi, they can find redemption by praising Trilochan Ling.

5. **Holy Place:** The place where these three rivers meet is called Pilpila Teerth, and it’s considered sacred. Taking a bath there and seeing Trilochan Ling is believed to bring great blessings.

6. **Special Days:** It’s considered very auspicious to perform rituals and prayers (Pooja/Archana) for Trilochan on certain days like Ashtami and Chaturdashi.

7. **Akshay Tritheeya:** There’s a super special day in April-May called Akshay Tritheeya. Fasting and performing rituals for ancestors on this day can bring enlightenment and blessings from ancestors and gods.

8. Symbolic Significance:*Trilochan Ling is thought of as the eye of a person if all the symbols of Lord Shiva in the world were seen as a human being. It’s like the third eye of Vishweshwar Ling, another important symbol.

9.Holy Wells: In the stories, there’s also a mention of Pilpila Teerth and Padodak Koop (a well). The well is still there in the temple, although it’s covered, and people use a pump to draw water from it.

In simple terms, the Trilochaneshwar Temple is a very special place with a rich history. It’s believed to cleanse people of their sins and bring them blessings when they visit and pray.


The Trilochaneshwar Temple is situated at A-2/80, Trilochan Ghat in Varanasi. To reach this temple:

1. You can go to Birla Hospital and then take an auto-rickshaw or cycle rickshaw to reach the temple.

2. Another way is to take a boat ride to Trilochan Ghat and then climb the steps to reach the temple.

Additionally, this temple also houses Varanasi Devi, which is mentioned in the Kashi Khand, adding to its significance.


The Trilochaneshwar Temple has specific timings for worship:

  1.  It’s open from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  2. It reopens in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  3. There’s a special Mangala Aarti at 5:30 a.m. and a Shayan Aarti at 11:00 p.m.

On a particular day called Akshay Tritheeya, it’s considered very lucky to take a bath in the Padodak Koop (well) and perform a special prayer for Trilochan. This day is quite crowded because it’s believed to bring good fortune.

In the evening of Akshay Tritheeya, there’s a ceremony called Jal Shringar, which is highly revered by devotees.

If you plan to do any special prayers or rituals at the temple, it’s a good idea to consult the temple priest (Poojari) beforehand.

Additionally, the temple also has a Shiv Ling known as Saraswateeshwar, which is mentioned in the Kashi Khand, further adding to its significance.


The Trilochan Linga is highly revered and given special importance. It’s a self-formed symbol of Lord Shiva.

Taking a bath in the sacred Pilpila Teerth and offering worship to Trilochan is considered extremely auspicious.


In the month of April to May, during Shukla Paksha Tritiya or Akshay Tritiya, people observe fasting as it’s considered one of the most auspicious days.

In Kashi Khand, there is a well called Padodak Koop, which still exists in the temple. Now, Pilpala Teerth is present in the form of the Pilpala well. This temple is renowned as one of the famous Hindu temples in the world.