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Mankameshwar Mandir, Lucknow Overview

The Mankameshwar Mandir is situated on the banks of river Yamuna at Saraswati Ghat in Lucknow. A revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is the first to have had a woman priest.

Mondays are considered the most special here, hence the busiest as well. Believed to be a 1000-year-old temple, the Mankameshwar Mandir is a huge magnet especially during the festival of Shivratri.

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Mankameshwar Temple Legend

According to Hindu myth, the site of the present Mankameshwar Mandir was a holy site of serenity visited by Lakshman after leaving off Sita at exile. It is the same place that King Navdhanu constructed this temple many years later.

However, the Mankameshwar Mandir was completely ruined during the 1100s by the conquerors from Yemen. The temple was further reconstructed about five centuries ago by the Naga monks. 

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