Kedareshwar temple - Varanasi
Kedareshwar of Kasi is said to be equivalent to the Kedareshwar of Himalayas.
The Kasi Kedara mahatmya tells that Lord Kedareshwar kept his fifteen kalas in Kasi and he is in Kedareshwar only with his sixteenth kala.
Kedareshwara appeared in Kasi from the food made up of Green gram, kept as Naivedya to him, by the king Mandhata.
The Kedareshwar temple is present at Kedar ghat.
Prachina Mani karnika:
Once upon a time Paarvathi asked Lord Shiva to tell about Kasi. Lord Shiva praised kasi a lot. He told that all the sins of the people who enters Kasi will be removed. He also told that the only exception is Shivaparadha(Opposing Shiva). Parvathi prąyed Shiva to tell a remedy, so that her children who ever done Shivaparaadha can be protected. Shiva didn’t accept. Parvathi went to Kasi and did a very big Tapasya. After a very long time her Karna kundala(Jewel of the ear ring) fell down. That created Manikarnika teertha which was formed before the famous Manikarnika teertha was created by Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva appeared before her and accepted her prąyer.
The prachina Manikarnika is at Kedar ghat.Taking a dip in prachina Manikarnika renders the devotee free of all his/her sins including Shivaparaadha which is not removed by entering in to Kasi.