Pryagraj ke prasiddh mandir – Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj : Friends, if you are on a trip to Prayagraj (Allahabad) then you will like this article & video. In this article / Video we will tell you about those 5 temples which you must visit if you are on a trip to Prayagraj.
Prayagraj tirath is situated at the confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers.
This Sangam Sthal is also called as Triveni and is one of the most important religious places for Hindus.
Prayagraj is one of the historical and mythological cities of India with its glorious past.
The dialect of Prayag is Awadhi, which is also known as Allahabadi dialect. But in new city today people speak modern Hindi.
The city of Sangam.. Prayagraj has a deep connection with religion and faith. Hundreds of such temples are present here which are dedicated to different deities. Some of these temples are very ancient.
So letn us look at those special temples which make this place very famous. Pryagraj is a city of temples but in this article we will take you to Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj. These are Famous temples of Pryagraj which you must visit if you are in town.
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Famous temples of Pryagraj – Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj
No one in my list of Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj, is Shivkuti Temple and Ashram is situated on the banks of the Ganges at the northern end of Prayagraj city. The Shiva temple was built in the year 1886 by Rana General Padmjang Bahadur of Nepal.
There are more than 500 Shiva lingas in this temple.
The locality is called as Shivkuti Mohalla. Shivling or idol of Lord Shiva is installed at the entry gate of most of the houses in this locality.
People are seen worshiping in the morning and evening.
Somewhere aarti is being done, and somewhere people are seen performing havan-pujan. The river Ganges flows by the side of this locality. There is also the Koteshwar Mahadev Temple on the right bank of the Ganges.
#2 Sri Mankameshwar Mandir
According to Skanda Purana and Prayag Mahatm, there is a pilgrimage of Lord Mankameshwar on the banks of Yamuna near Pishach Mochan Temple to the west of Akshayavat. Which is considered synonymous with Shiva.
It is a religious belief that where there is Shiva, Ma Parvati also resides there. That’s why Bhairav, Yaksha, Kinnar etc. are also present here. Apart from being the pilgrimage center of Kameshwar and Kameshwari, it is very important from the point of view of Tantrik Sadhana of Sri Vidya.
A wonderful Shivling of Sri Mukteshwar and Siddheshwar Mahadev is established in the premises of Mankameshwar temple. Here Hanuman ji Maharaj is sitting facing south.
In th holy month os sawan there is lot of rush here. A huge crowd throngs here especially on the special days of Monday Pradosh and worship of Lord Shiva Parvati.
Mankameshwar Temple conducts its programs under the supervision of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.
Lord Mukteshwar ie. Lord Shiva is installed in the premises of the temple. In Padam Purana, there is a mention about the establishment of Lord Mukteshwar ( lord Shiva ) here. It is said that visiting Shri Mankameshwar and Mukteshwar Mahadev on 51 Mondays, one gets freedom from all kinds of obstacles.
It is mentioned in the Puranas that when Lord Shri Ram left Ayodhya with mother Sita and his younger brother Laxman for exile, he first came to Prayagraj. Where he stayed in Maharishi Bhardwaj’s ashram, after which Maharishi Bhardwaj showed him the way to Chitrakoot.
#3 ISKCON Temple, Prayagraj
There is a very beautiful temple of Sri Radha-Madhav in this religious city of Prayagraj. The idol of Lord Krishan and Radha is different from other temples and their smile is so good that after seeing people forget all their problems and sorrows.
This temple built on the banks of the river is decorated with colorful sculptures and gardens.
The ISKCON temple is located near the Balua Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River in the city of Allahabad.
You can reach this temple very easily. , In this temple you get to see very attractive idols of Shri Krishna ji and Radha Rani ji.
Outside the temple, you get to see Lord Garuda. There is also a garden in the temple, in which beautiful flowers bloom, seeing which the mind becomes happy. One can also see the Gaushala in the temple, where cows are served. You also get to see a small shop in the temple, from where you can buy religious things. It feels very good to come to the temple.
ISKCON temple is about 500 to 600 meters away from Baluaghat.
#4 Patalpuri Mandir, Prayagraj
The very ancient Patalpuri temple is situated on the banks of the Sangam beach in Prayagraj. There are 40 deities enshrined in this temple. Akshayvat and Saraswati well present here attract the devotees.
As the name suggests, this place is underground. Present on the banks of the Sangam beach, this temple still exists with many of its specialties.
Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang came here during his visit to India and visited this place.
Statues of the 6th century are also present in the temple premises, there is also the place where Mother Sita donated her bracelets in Treta Yuga, at this place secret donation is done.
The Lord is seated in his Ardhanarishwar form, along with the idol of Prayag, the king of pilgrimages. Here there is an unbroken flame dedicated to Lord Shani, which keeps on burning for 12 months.
Akshayvat and Saraswati Koop present here attract devotees. If we talk about Akshaya Vat, then it is that holy banyan tree, which can never be destroyed.
It is present here since four ages. It is said that Lord Shri Ram, Mother Sita and brother Laxman came here in Treta Yuga and rested for three nights under this tree.
Along with this, it is also believed that when there will be annihilation and the whole earth will be submerged, the existence of Akshayavat will remain intact even at that time.
#5 Nagvasuki Mandir
There is a very ancient Nagavasuki temple on the northern corner of Daraganj, towards the north from the Sangam bank in the holy pilgrimage place Prayag.
Vasuki Nag, the king of snakes, is seated in this temple. The glory of this temple can be summed up only by the fact that the journey of every devotee and pilgrim coming to Prayagraj is not complete until he sees Nagvasuki.
The Nagavasuki temple houses the idols of Sheshnag and Vasukinag. Lakhs of pilgrims visit this temple on the day of Kumbh, Ardh Kumbh, Magh Mela and Nagpanchami.
The description of this temple also comes in Puranas. This temple is unique because the presiding deity here is the serpent Vasuki and its stone idol is located in the center of the temple. The Nagavasuki temple also has many mythological beliefs.
There is such a mythological belief about this temple that by coming here and worshiping, Kaal Sarp Dosh ends forever. The ancient Nagvasuki temple situated on the banks of the Ganges has been a center of faith for centuries.
In the month of Shravan, like Shivalayas, the rituals of Rudrabhishek, Mahabhishek and Kaal Sarpadosh’s peace are performed in Nagvasuki temple.
#5 Hanuman Mandir, Civil lines Prayagraj
Hanumat Niketan Temple is the famous temple in Allahabad. This temple is situated in Civil Line area of Allahabad. Hence this temple is also known as Hanuman Mandir of Civil Line and it is known as Hanumat Niketan Mandir. This temple is dedicated to Hanuman ji. You get to see a very grand idol of Hanuman ji in this temple.
The entrance of Hanumat Niketan temple is very grand. Above the entrance of the temple, you will get to see the chariot design, which looks very attractive. This chariot belongs to Bhishma Pitamah ji. If you go inside from the entrance, you will get to see a huge ground here. On one side of the ground, you will find a Prasad shop, from where you can buy Prasad to offer to Hanuman ji.
You will get to see a temple on the second site and you will get to see the main temple in front. In the main temple you get to see the grand statue of Hanuman ji. Hanuman ji is seen lifting a mountain of Sanjivani Booti here .
Here you also get to see Ram, Laxman and Sita ji. The idol of Maa Durga is also present here. You can also visit them. There is another temple beside the main temple. You can have darshan of Surya Bhagwan Ji, Ganesh Ji, Shankar Ji, Lakshmi Narayan Ji and 12 Jyotirlingas there also. Here you also get to see the grand idol of Saraswati Mata and Radhe Krishna. You will love coming here. Many people come here in the evening to have darshan and spend their time here.
Other temples / religious places to visit
#7 Triveni Sangam Prayagraj
In Hindu tradition, Triveni Sangam is the confluence (Sanskrit: संगाम) of three rivers that is also a holy place, with a bath here said to wash away one’s sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth.
The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of the Ganges (Ganga), the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati river.
At the Triveni Sangam, the Ganga and the Yamuna can be distinguished by their different colors – the Ganga’s water is clear while the Yamuna’s is green. The third river, the legendary Saraswati, is said to be invisible.
The auspiciousness of the confluence of the two rivers is mentioned in the Rigveda, which states, “Those who bathe at the place where two rivers, white and dark, flow together, rise to heaven.”
A place of religious importance and one of the sites of the historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years, it has also been the site of immersion of ashes of several national leaders including Mahatma Gandhi in 1949.
#8 Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir
This temple is believed to be at least 600-700 years old. It is said that the king of Kannauj had no children. His guru told as a solution, ‘ Get such a statue made of Hanumanji who went to Patal to free Ram Laxman from the snake noose.
This idol of Hanumanji should be brought from Vindhyachal mountain.’ When the king of Kannauj did the same and he brought the idol of Hanumanji from Vindhyachal by boat. Then suddenly the boat broke and this statue got submerged. The king was very sad to see this and he returned to his kingdom.
Many years after this incident, when the water level of the Ganga decreased, Baba Balagiri Maharaj, a devotee of Ram, who was trying to establish a Dhuni there, found this statue. Then after that the temple was built by the king there.
In ancient times, on the orders of the Mughal rulers, the process of demolishing Hindu temples was going on, but here the Mughal soldiers could not even move the statue of Hanumanji. As they tried to lift the statue, that statue was sitting more and more in the earth. This is the reason why this statue is made so low from the ground.
#9 Beni Madhav Mandir
The deity of Lord Vishnu is worshiped at the Beni Madhav Temple located at Daraganj in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The temple comprises a shrine where the deity of Radha Krishna made of black stone is enshrined.
Thousands of devotees visit this temple to seek the blessings of both Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.
It is said that once Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a guru of Vaishnavas came from Bengal to visit this temple. He is considered to be an ardent devotee of Lord Mahavishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Since his arrival, thousands of devotees as well as pilgrims started visiting the temple during the year.
Hope you liked our list of Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj, and do visit these temples of your next trrip to the city.