Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow

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Mankameshwar Mandir is a God Shiva-dedicated Hindu temple located in the Daliganj area of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The temple is believed to be over 1000 years old and is one of the most important Shiv Mandirs in Lucknow. Shri Mankameshwar Mahadev Baba huge Shivling situated near the banks of river Maa Gomti since the Treta period.

The name "Mankameshwar" means "the God of the fulfillment of wishes". The temple is said to have been built by King Navdhanu, who was granted a boon by Lord Shiva to have any wish fulfilled. The king wished for a son, and his wish was granted. The temple is also said to have been visited by Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama after he had left Sita in exile.

This antique oldest temple of God Shiva in Lucknow is exactly located in between Hasanganj and Daliganj areas. The temple structure, with a square sanctum sanctorum, houses the huge Shivlingam. The sanctum is surrounded by a pillared hall, and there is a large courtyard in front of the temple. The temple is decorated with intricate carvings, including images of Lord Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, and other Hindu deities.

This temple is also very famous in Lucknow due to the first woman priest Arunima Singh. Now she is known as Shri Mahant Divya Giri Ji Maharaj.

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Legend of Mankameshwar Mandir

According to belief, Mankameshwar Baba Shivling here belongs to the Ramayana period. When Lakshman Ji was going back to Ayodhya after leaving Mother Sita in exile. Lakshman was feeling sad and despondent, so he prayed to God Shiva for help.  God Shiva appeared to Lakshman and told him to build a temple.

Then he rested there for the night and left in the morning after worshiping Lord Shiva. After worshiping here, his mind became calm. Then this temple becomes popular as a place where people could come to pray for their wishes to be fulfilled. This is the reason that even today, after entering the Mankameshwar Mandir, the mind automatically gets peace.

The legend of Mankameshwar Mandir is a reminder of the power of faith and the importance of prayer. A temple is a place where people can come to seek help from God Shiva and to pray for their wishes to be fulfilled.

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History of Mankameshwar Mandir

Mankameshwar Mandir situated on the banks of Maa Gomti is one of the very ancient pagodas. It was built by King Har Nava Dhanu after his victory over his enemy. Initially, the temple peak was equipped with 23 golden urns. Yemeni invaders of the 12th century robbed all the gold in this temple and destroyed this temple.

This temple is again reconstructed by Naga Sadhus of Juna Akhada about 500 years ago. Which is almost the present form of this temple. Again Seth Puran Chandra got the virtue of getting the repair and construction work of the present temple done. Then it came to be known as Sarrafa's Shivala. Around the year 1933, this temple was named Mankameshwar Math - Temple.

Shri Mankameshwar Math

Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow is under the jurisdiction of Jagath Guru Shankaracharya. Mankameshwar Mandir is run by the Shri Mankameshwar Math. The maintenance and management of the temple are done by the Guru-Shishya system. Even today the 6th generation enshrined in the Math Temple is running. Currently, the chief priest, or Mahant is Shri Mahant Divya Giri Ji Maharaj.

Significance of Mankameshwar Mandir

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The temple is especially popular during the Shivaratri and month of Shravan when devotees flock to the temple to seek blessings from Lord Shiva. The temple is also a popular destination for tourists, who come to admire the temple's architecture and learn about its history.

The devotee who worships and serves Lord Shiva with a true heart in the temple with devotion and faith, Lord Shiva definitely fulfills the wishes of that devotee. This is why Mahadev ji has been beautified by the name of Mankameshwar Baba.

The temple is also significant for its architectural beauty. The intricate carvings on the temple walls and pillars are a testament to the skill of the artisans who built the temple. The temple is a fine example of Hindu temple architecture and is a must-visit for anyone interested in Indian history and culture.

Mankameshwar Temple Lucknow Timings

The Mankameshwar Mandir is open to the public from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday and closes from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm on days other than Mondays.

Especially on Monday temple opens at 5:00 am for Mankameshwar Mandir God Shiva Aarti and remains open the whole day till 11:30 pm.

Aarti Timing

Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow Aarti's timing of Shivling on Monday starts in the early morning from 5:00 am. Every Monday, the aura of the grand aarti of God Shiva Shankar Mahadev is created here. On seeing the devotees performing aarti with great enthusiasm on the sound of Dhol-Tashe-Nagade-Manjire-Conch and Damru, the heart starts chanting Har Har Mahadev.

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Best time to visit Mankameshwar Mandir

During Sawan months, on Monday during the Shivling morning, Aarti is the best time to visit this temple, and secondly during the Maha Shivratri Aarti time. Aarti time is a great time to see the real beauty of the temple.

How to Reach Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow

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Mankameshwar Mandir is located in the Daliganj locality of Lucknow. It is well-connected by road and public transportation. Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow is located in the backside area of Lucknow University.

Devotees can go there in two ways. Firstly they can reach Daliganj Bridge via Acharya Narendradev Marg then move to Mankameshwar Mandir Marg just adjacent to Bridge. Secondly, by Lucknow University Road near Hanuman Setu Mandir, there is a parallel road to the Gomti River which is Mankameshwar Mandir Marg.

For Daliganj Bridge (Daliganj Pul) Auto, city buses are available from many places in the city and from Charbag railway station also. Similarly for Lucknow University, Lucknow Metro stoppage is there, and city buses, Auto, and Vikram are available.

The best to reach the Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow is by own vehicle or by booking a taxi, or cab. Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow distance is about 5 km from the Charbagh railway station and metro station.

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TouristBug's Recommendations

  • Wear modest clothing or traditional dresses when you visit the temple.
  • Remove your shoes, and slippers before entering the temple gate.
  • Be respectful of the religious practices of others.
  • Put your phone on silent mode once inside the temple.
  • Maintain the sanctity of the temple.
  • Do not take photographs inside the sanctum sanctorum.
  • If you want peaceful views of the temple then avoid the Sawan Months, during any Hindu festival and every Monday.
  • If you visiting Lucknow City then you should visit this historical Lord Shiva Mandir for getting good blessings.

we hope this article has given you a brief overview of Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow. If you are ever in the city, be sure to visit this beautiful and historic temple.

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