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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  • Shri Mankameshwar Temple in Agra is one of the ancient temples devoted to Lord Shiva and is located close to Agra Fort Railway Station. One has to descend a few stairs to reach the sanctum sanctorum. ...  more »
  • we came here as we wanted to see a hindu temple. So we told our driver to show us a temple and he brought us. This is an awesome temple.  more »
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  • A must visit religious place for both faithfuls as well as religious tourists. It's near Agra fort and in crowded old Market rawatpada. Monday is the day when rawatpada is closed. And the entry to mandir is not so crowded. Here lord Shiva stayed to meet Lord Krishna when he was to be born
  • One of the most named religious place, The Mankameshwar mandir. It's is said that Maha Dev (Shiv ji) himself placed the shiv ling over there! During the arti time the mandir has some different vibe and that to very strong ones and if you are involved in it then it's some other refreshing experience. I played the damru in the arti once, due to the huge size of it, I had sores in both my hands after the arti but I didn't feel any pain! Indeed there is some energy over there!
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