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Lord Shiva is also known as Vishweshwar Bhole Shankar. Lord Vishweshwara Temple in Karnataka, Yelluru is famous as Shri Vishweshwara Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is also famous as Mahathobara Yeluru Shri Vishweshwara Temple. It is said that Lord Shiva is also called Vishwanath. For this reason, the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple was named after the 12th Jyotirlinga of Lord Vishweshwar.
The legendary temple of Lord Vishweshwara is located in Karnataka which is known as Yelluru Shri Vishweshwara temple. In the year 2021, Vishweshwar Vrat falls on Wednesday, 17 November.
Vishweshwara Vrat, which falls on the day of Pradosh Vrat, is said to date back to ancient times, a Shudra king of the Kuthar dynasty, known as Kunda Raja. Once upon a time, Bhargava Muni was invited by the king to his kingdom. But Bhargava Muni refused to come there and said that the state lacks the presence of temples and holy rivers. Which is followed on the third day of the five-day festival of Bhishma Panchak before Kartik Purnima.
When the Kunda king came to know about this, he was so disappointed that he left the kingdom relying on one of his assistants. After that, he went to the banks of the river Ganges to perform a great Yagya to please Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was pleased to see Kunda king's devotion and agreed to his wish to stay in the kingdom. But when Lord Shiva was residing in Kunda Raja's kingdom, a tribal woman there searching for her son lost in the forest, she used her sword to cut down a tuber tree and then out of that tree. Blood started coming out. Seeing that blood, he felt that he was not a tuber but his own son. Seeing all this, she started crying loudly while calling her son's name 'Yelu'.
At the same time, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Linga at that place. Since then the temple built at this place has been named Yellur Vishweshwara Temple. It is said that the mark on the linga can be seen even today. It is said that the tuber stopped bleeding only after the Kunda king poured coconut water on it. Offering coconut water or coconut oil to Lord Shiva is an important ritual of this temple. The oil offered to the deity is kept in the temple to light the lamp. The five-day-long festivities during Bhishma Panchak also include Tulsi Vivah, an important festival in Hinduism. Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is celebrated on the next day of Vishveshwara Vrat, and on this day the devotees of Lord Shiva take a holy Manikarnika bath on the ghats of the holy river Ganges.