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Mankameshwar Mandir, Lucknow

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LUCKNOW: Devotees thronged city temples on the occasion of first Monday of the holy month of Shrawan. In long serpentine queues they awaited to offer bale leaves, milk and water to Lord Shiva, to whom the month is dedicated. One could hardly find any space at Mankameshwar, Siddhanath among others.

"Mondays have a special significance during Shrawan," said Pandit Sita Ram Shukla, priest of a city temple. The reason, Monday is dedicated to Shiva in general. But they believed to be extremely auspicious in this period. Another reason is that Lord Shiva needs cool and calm things during Shrawan.

Citing the legend behind this, Shukla said, "According to Hindu mythology during Samudra Manthan (churning of oceans), 14 types of rubies came out. Thirteen of these were distributed among Gods and demons. The last thing was a poison called Halahal. The moment it came out, it started spreading very fast in the air, posing threat to all life forms on Earth. Lord Shiva came forward and consumed Halahal and stored it in his throat."
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  • If u are a family.. visiting lko for a long span of time.. and want to give a religious touch to the tour... u can visit the temple.. If u are visiting for a day or two.. u can skip it.. its simple te...  read more »
  • Mankameshwar Temple is the Siddhapeeth Mandir of Lord SHIV.If you pray for your demands , It will be completed. Thousands of people visit this mandir in Saavan month 
  • We used to visit it several times in childhood when it was not so densly crowded. But still the place is sacred till date & nice exp every time you go there 
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