Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, Agra

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Mankameshwar Mandir (Temple) in Agra is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated at Rawatpara, near Agra Fort Railway Station. It is one of the ancient temples devoted to Lord Shiva.It is said that the Shivlinga covered by the silver metal was founded by Lord Shiva himself during Dwapara era, when Lord Krishna was born in Mathura. For child Krishna's darshan, Lord Shiva arrived from Mount Kailash and rested here which was a Shamshaan(cremation ground) then. River Yamuna which used to flow here. Lord Shiva meditated and stayed here overnight and wished that if he would be able to make Lord Krishna play on his lap, he would establish a linga here. Next day, after seeing Lord Shiva's swaroop, mother Yashoda asked Lord Shiva not to come near the child as Krishna might get scared of him. Seeing this, Lord Krishna did a leela (drama). He started crying while pointing towards Lord Shiva who was sitting under a banyan tree in samadhi position. Mother Yashoda called Lord Shiva and asked him to give his blessings to her child(Krishna). While returning from Gokul, Lord Shiva laid his linga(swaroop) here. Then, he desired that as his wishes were fulfilled here; whosoever, in future, comes here with his mankamna (wishes), his lingaswaroop will fulfill his or her mankamna(wishes). From then onwards, this lingaswaroop is known as Shri Mankameshwarnath Ji.
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  • Excellent Shivji Temple in the Old Part of Agra. Its a very Prachin Temple and locals of Agra visit every Monday Must Visit Place Crowded on Mondays, but worth the visit Also the eateries outside are ...  more »
  • Shri Mankameshwar Mandir is situated in Lahor Gali, Agra. The temple is very divine and Pleasant to visit. Lord shiva is the main god in this temple.  more »
  • Very nice atmosphere..its great to be with shri mankameshwar baba & shri nath ji... Very devine arti & bhajans... Love to present there  more »
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  • This is a very famous shiv temple in agra. Starts at 4:30 and goes on till 10:30 Pm in the evening.the most important part is you can't go in the garv grah where the main point is there in pant shirt or jeans or salwaar kameej they Only allow lungi and Saree's. They do 8 Puja in the entire day when the temples is cleaned before every round of pooja. The believe is anyone who has a wish If they visit this place then they can come and make a wish. That's where it derives its name Mann ka meswhwar ( one who fulfills ur hearts wish)
  • Old Shiva Temple in Agra. Difficult to spot as it is in a small alley. The temple is well maintained and the Shiva lingam is good.
  • religious place..oldest shiv mandir of agra..worth a visit..but could have. been cleaner and a bit difficult to find
  • huge crowd come daily... nice infrastructure too.. very old temple...
  • Great place. Very old, has a strong historical value, always live and active.

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