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Mrityunjay Mahadev Mandir

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Devanagari  मृत्युंजय महादेव मंदिर
State  Uttar Pradesh
Important festivals  Mahashivratri
Important festival  Maha Shivaratri
Country  India
Elevation  73.14 m (240 ft)
District  Varanasi district
Primary deity  Shiva
Mrityunjay Mahadev Mandir
Location  Daranagar, Visheshwarganj, Varanasi

Mrityunjay Mahadev Mandir (Hindi: मृत्युंजय महादेव मंदिर) (also known as Mrityunjay Mahadev) is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism.

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History

Constructed in 18th century, Mrityunjay Mahadev houses a Shivling and a well. It is believed that the temples keeps all its devotees away from unnatural death and cures illnesses. Lord Shiva is worshiped as Mrityunjay Mahadev here, by devotees who perform Mrityunjay paath. It is also believed that Dhanvantari, Avatar of Vishnu and the god of Ayurvedic medicine, poured all his medicines in the well, giving it the healing power.

Location

Mrityunjay Mahadev Mandir is situated in Daranagar, Visheshwarganj, Varanasi. The temple is 1.7 kilometers West of Gola Ghat, 1.1 kilometers North of Pancha Ganga Ghat and 500 meters South-East of Kotwali.

Religious importance

It is believed that the temples keeps all its devotees away from unnatural death and cures illnesses when the devotees perform "Mrityunjay path" and sprinkle water from the well (called koop) on themselves.

References

Mrityunjay Mahadev Mandir Wikipedia


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