Lolark Kund

Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005
Temple Contact no : 9336586692

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वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। 

वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्॥ 

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ शैलपुत्री रूपेण संस्थिता।

 नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Story of the Temple

Lolark Kund is also known as Surya Kund. According to mythology, the wheel of Lord Surya's chariot fell at this place during the Devasur Sangram, after which the kund was built.

Lord Surya Bhagwan established Shivling in the temple with his own hands which is called Lolarkeshwar Mahadev.

Any Puja or Seva that is performed on the Shivling goes not only to Mahadev but also to Lord Surya, making it a sacred place for both Surya and Shiva worship.

Even today, the first ray of the sun rising in Kashi falls in the Lolark Kund, the devotee who takes a bath in the Kund with full devotion, all his diseases are cured and wishes

The king of Cooch Behar State located in West Bengal was suffering from skin disease and was childless. Bathing here not only cured his skin disease but also gave birth to
a son.

Raja Cooch Behar State rejuvenated the Lolark Kund area and also built the temple of Lolakreshwar Mahadev.

According to Skanda Purana Kashi Khand, Lolarkeshwar Mahadev is also known as 'Sarva Ashapurveshwar Mahadev' i.e. the giver of all desires.

This is the reason why Lolark Kund is the center of wish fulfillment, hundreds of people come to the templeeveryday to get their children shaved. Mundan Sanskar is performed in the temple after the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled.

Lolark Kund is the first stop in the Shubh Dwadash Aditya Yatra, Lolark Aditya is the presiding deity of the temple who blesses mothers with children in their destiny.

Lolark Kund is mentioned in Kashikhand, Sivamahapuranam, Vishnupuran, many Sanatani scriptures and scriptures.

Devotees should know the correct procedure of taking bath in Lolark Kund before coming:

Devotees should carry a fruit which they have to drop in Lolark Kund after taking bath.

Maha Sankalp is done by the chief priest of the temple on the fruit. It is believed that the same fruit becomes a child in the mother's womb, so the couple should not eat that fruit again during their lifetime.

During the Maha Sankalpa in the temple, Dakshina is offered by the devotees to keep the Akhand Deepak burning in the temple for 365 days. In these 365 days, the couple has to observe fasts and rituals prescribed by the head priest of the temple.

After taking a bath in Lolark Kund, the couple should not look back towards the pool. Devotees must carefully take care of the flowers given by the head priest of the temple in a red cloth, which is brought back to the temple when the couple is blessed with a child.

This is the complete and correct process of taking a bath in Lolark Kund, which can be summarized as 'The confluence of both the worship performed by the priest daily in the temple and the fasting ritual performed by the couple, gives the mothers the fruit of child happiness(Santan Prapti).

After taking a bath here, after having a child, the parents of the child also come here to get their heads shaved.

Importance of the Temple

Lolark Sasthi, the festival of Lord Surya, is celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm at Lolark Kund. On this occasion, a large number of people come from far and wide to take the dip of faith.

According to mythological beliefs, the Lolark kund has been located at this place since ancient times, taking a bath in this kund cures skin diseases, as well as fulfills the child's wish. Darshan and bath are important in this kund on the Shashti Tithi of Bhadrapada.

It is believed that women are blessed with children by taking a bath during this time in the Lolark Kund Women also take baths in the pool to protect their children.

Saints also take baths here for salvation. After taking a bath, the couple leaves their clothes at the kund itself. There is also a law to sacrifice a fruit here.

Later, Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore also beautified this kund. Lolark Kund has been created with this tantric method that the rays of the sun become very effective on Bhadrapada Shukla Shashti and that is why the needles that are pricked in the fruits in a ritual here are the symbol of the rays of the sun.

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Auspicious tithis & festivals of temple

Lolark Kund is open 365 days a year for devotees to bathe and visit. On Sundays and Tuesdays, on Shashti and Purnima days the temple is heavily crowded with couples and devotees coming to Lolark Kund to take a bath. The festival bath of Lolark Kund falls every year on the Shashthi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada. It is also called the bath of Surya Shashthi. Every year there is a different auspicious time for bathing in this kund. Bathing usually starts before sunrise and continues till sunset.

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How to reach Temple

The below are the travel details for the temple

The closest airport to reach the Temple is Varanasi Airport, located 28 kilometers away. Alternatively, Prayagraj Airport, situated 120 kilometers from Varanasi, also provides access to the temple. Plan your pilgrimage conveniently with easy access from these airports. 🛩️
To reach the Temple by train, disembark at Varanasi Railway Station, the nearest railway station, just 7 kilometers away from the temple. Conveniently access the temple from the station with state government buses and taxis readily available for transportation.
Devotees can also reach the Temple by road. Upon arriving at the Varanasi Bus Stand, one can opt for a state government bus or a taxi to reach the temple. The temple is approximately 2 kilometers away from Assi Ghat and 8 kilometers away from Varanasi Railway Station. 🚌

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