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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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  • Its a very pios temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Very popular with the locals many bells are at the entrance  more »
  • Mankameshwar Temple is believed to be a very old Hindu temple of Lord Shiva located near the banks of River Gomti. As per the Hindu traditions offering milk here on the Shivalinga particularly on ever...  more »
  • This is an old temple of Lord Shiva and as the name suggests, people believe that their wishes can be accomplished by performing Pujan/Darshan of Lord Shiva. This is auspicious place during the month ...  more »