Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir , also known as Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir and Tilbhandeshwar Mandir, is one of the oldest and most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Tilbhandeshwar Mandir is believed to be constructed in 18th century.
About The Temple
Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Mandir was constructed in 18th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in Pandey Haveli, next to Bengali Tola Inter College (Bhelupur, Varanasi). It is believed that the Shiv Ling in the temple emerged by itself 2,500 years ago and increases every year by the size of a "til" (Hindi: तिल; i.e. Sesame Seed). Presently the Shiv Ling is 3.5 feet in height and the diameter of the base is approximately 3 feet. It is also believed that Mata Sharda had spent some days in this temple.
A unique combination of the Malyali and the Banarasi culture is represented by this temple. Hindu devotees celebrate here their famous festivals such as Mahashivratri, Shravan, Navratri, Makar Sankranti, Ayappa Puja etc.
Varanasi is served by Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, which is approximately 26 km (16 mi) from the city centre in Babatpur. Varanasi Junction, commonly known as Varanasi Cant Railway Station, is the city's largest train station. Varanasi is well-connected by air, rail and road. One of the major factors in Varanasi's is its access to all parts of the country.
Tilbandheshwar Mahadev Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
Temple opens at 4.30 am in the morning and closed at 9 pm in the evening.