24) Lingas

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


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