Varanasi Ghats - Karwat Kashi
Varanasi Ghats - Karwat Kashi:
The Adi Vishweshwar temple, in front of the Carmichael Library was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. Arti-puja is performed in milk and then honoured with fragrant sandalwood paste, flowers and bilva (bel) leaves.
In the southern sector of the city, situated at the top of the ghats, is the Kashi Kedara temple. The linga has prominent red and white stripes. For the Kashi Kedara temple, it is believed that Shiva, while running away from Brahma, pushed up the earth and appeared as a linga, which liberates all those who behold it. The Shivalinga with the Karwat (a saw) by its side is enclosed in the dark chambers of the basement of the temple. A view of the linga can be had from above by dropping a small piece of lighted camphor into the sacred place.