The most elaborate and sacred Yatra procedure prescribed by the Puranas is the Pancha
Krosha Yatra. On the day previous to undertaking the Pancha Krosha Yatra, one should
take bath in Ganga, worship Sri Vishwanatha and Sri Dhundhi Vinayaka and perform
a Sankalpa for the Yatra. The Yatra involves Tirtha Snana in the following Ghats
and the worship of the following deities:
Manikarnika Ghat - Siddhi Vinayaka and Manikarnikeshwara
Lalita Ghat - Lalita Devi and Ganga Keshava
Mir Ghat - Jarasandheshwara
Manmandir Ghat - Somanatheshwara, Dalabhyeshwara
Dashashwamedha Ghat - Shulatankeshwara, Adi Varaheshwara, Dashashwamedheshwara
Sri Shitala Devi
Prayageshwara and Sri Bandi Devi
Pandey Ghat - Sarveshwara
Kedar Ghat - Kedareshwara
Hanuman Ghat - Hanumadishwara
Asi Sangama - Sangameshwara
Lolark Ghat and Bhadaini Ghat - Arka Vinayaka
Durga Kund - Durga Devi and Durga Vinayaka. One should offer Payasa Bhakshana to
Brahmanas at the Durga temple.
Kandava village - Kardameshwara. One should offer Tilakshatas to Kardameshwara.
One should also take bath in Kardama Tirtha and see one's face in Kardama Kupa.
One should then worship Virupaksha and Nilakantheshwara.
Amara Village - Naganatha
Chamunda Devi Moksheshwara and Karuneshwara
Delhana Village - Virabhadreshwara and Vikata Durga
Devura Village - Unmatta Bhairava
Gaura Village - Virupaksha
Prayagapura - Vimaleshwara
Asavari Village - Amrteshwara
Bhimachandi Village - Bhimachanda Vinayaka
Ravi raktaksha Gandharva
Sri Bhima Chandi Devi
One should conclude the Yatra for the day by offering Naivedya to Bhima Chandika.
Kachnar Village - Ekapada Ganapati
Harpur Village - Mahabhima Gananatha
Harsos Village - Bhairavanatha and
Dindaspur village - Bhutanatheshwara
Jansa Village - Kalanatha and
Chaukhandi Village - Kameshwara
Bhatauli Village - Gananatheshwara
Sixteen Ganeshas (Shodasha GanapatayaH)
Bhuyli village - Uddanda Vinayaka
Hirarampur - Rameshwara
Utkaleshwara and Rudrani Devi
Varuna Nadi Rameshwara - Offer Tarpanas here
One should conclude the day's Yatra by offering Shweta Tilakshata and bilva to Rameshwara.
Varuna River - Innumerable Tirtha Lingas
Karoma Village - Devasandheshwara
Sadar Bazar - Pashapani Ganapati
Kahjuri Village - Prthvishwara and
Dinadayalupur - Yupa Sarovara
Kapiladhara Village - Kapiladhara Tirtha and
Kapiladhara Tirtha is called Shivagaya and is considered more sacred than Gaya.
ShrAddha, Tarpana and Brahmana Bhojana performed here grant Akshaya Shivalokavasa
to one's ancestors.
Katova Village - Jwala Nrsimha
Varuna Sangama - only Marjana here and not Snana
Prahlad Ghat - Prahladeshwara
Trilochan Ghat - Trilochana Mahadeva
Pancha Ganga Ghat - Pancha Ganga Tirtha
Sankata Ghat - Vasistheshwara and
Manikarnika Ghat - Maheshwara and Siddhi Vinayaka
One should conclude the Pancha Krosha Yatra by taking a bath in Manikarnika, worshipping
Sri Vishwanatha, Annapurna, Mahavishnu, Dandapani, Dhundhiraja and Kalabhairava.
One who thus completes Pancha Krosha Kashi Yatra is liberated even while living
and attains Shiva Sayujya. By thus doing a Pradakshina of Kashi, one gets the merit
of going round all the Tirtha Kshetras on earth.