A linga is an image of Shiva. There are several wonderful lingas in the wonderful city of
There is a gigantic linga named Omkara. Amongst other famous lingas located in the city are
Krittivaseshvara, Madhyadeshvara, Vishveshvara and Kaparddishvara.
The Kurma Purana recites the glories of these lingas. It also enumerates the various tirthas
(places of pilgrimage) that are to be found in the city of Varanasi.
It goes on to list the virtues of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the city of Prayaga (modern