A holy place of pilgrimage that falls within the ambit of Vārāṇasīkṣetra (Varanasikshetra). One who visits this place attains divine salvation. It may have been so that Atri’s wife Anasūyā (Anasuya), at some point of time, might have been engaged in the worship of Śiva-Mahādeva (Shiva-Mahadeva). Hence, Mahādeva here is worshipped under the appellation of Anasūyeśvara (Anasuyeshwara).