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Markandey Mahadev Temple



Markandey Mahadev Temple


Markanday Mahadev Mandir kaithi, varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221116

Markandey Mahadev Temple is a temple in Kashi dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple tells the glory of the unique form of Lord Shiva. This is a famous temple situated on the banks of the river Ganga. This temple holds a very sacred place in Varanasi. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Varanasi provides spiritual solace, and blessings fulfills one's desires, and removes the sorrows and sufferings of the devotees. Devotees from all over the country and abroad come to Markandeya Mahadev with the desire to have a son and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva to have a son. By offering puja and chanting Maha Mrityunjay in Markandey Mahadev Temple, all the devotees' sorrows go away and the relationship between father and son becomes sweet. It is believed that by chanting Mahamrityunjaya and doing havan in Lord Shiva's Markandeya Mahadev Temple in Kashi to remove all kinds of troubles from life and destroy sins, Lord Shiva becomes extremely happy and leads a happy life with his son Ratna, Also, giving blessings.

Mythological History:

Shankar resides in every corner of Kashi. Shri Markandeshwar Mahadev is one of these forms of Lord Shankar. According to beliefs, seeing this form of Lord Shiva provides relief from untimely death. Markandeya Mahadev Temple is considered very special for Shiva devotees. There is a constant flow of Shiva devotees here during Saavan. This temple is located in Kaithi village on the Varanasi Ghazipur Highway. Markandeya Mahadev Temple is one of the religious places of Uttar Pradesh.

Markandeya Mahadev Temple is situated on the holy banks of Ganga-Gomti Sangam. Sage Markandeya is famous as a symbol of Shaiva-Vaishnav unity. People suffering from various types of problems come here to get rid of their sorrows. The name of Shri Ram is written with sandalwood on the Bel Patra that is offered on the Shivalinga of Markandeya Mahadev Temple, which is obtained by the pundits at the entrance of the temple. It is believed that on the second day of 'Mahashivratri', the wish of having a son is fulfilled by offering Bel Patra written in the name of Shri Ram.

It is believed that once someone sarcastically insulted the childless sage Mrikand and his wife Marandhati by saying that without a son their lineage would not be able to grow, so they did penance to Lord Brahma before wishing for a child, due to which Lord Brahma was pleased and told That only Lord Shiva could change his fate, then he did hard penance of Mahadev and got the boon of having a son from him, but Lord Shiva also said that his son would live only for 12 years. After this, they had a child named Markandeya. After a few years, when Markandeya came to know about his short life, he started doing penance for the same Mahadev with whose blessings he was born. Then Lord Shiva was pleased with his penance and granted him a long life and after completing 12 years of age, Yamraj had to return without taking his life.

The wish of happiness for children is fulfilled through puja: It is believed about the Markandeya Mahadev Temple situated on the banks of Mother Ganga and Gomti that at this very place, Rishi Shringi had once performed Putreshti Yagya for King Dasharatha to get a son. It is believed that by worshiping this holy abode of Mahadev with proper rituals, a person's wish related to having a child is soon fulfilled. This is the reason why people from every corner of the country reach the temple of Markandeya Mahadev with this wish.

Wishes come true: Here, apart from regular Rudrabhishek, adornment, and worship, there is special importance on listening to Harivansh Purana for getting a child and performing Maha Mrityunjay ritual for health benefits and long life. Devotees from far and wide come here to fulfill their wishes. The largest number of devotees gather at this Dham in Varanasi district.

Timing Of Temple:

The temple of Markandeya Mahadev remains open for the devotees from 03:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Aarti is performed here four times, the first Mangala Aarti which is traditionally performed at 04:00 AM, the second Bhog Aarti which is performed at 10 :00 AM. There is the third evening aarti which is performed at 06:00 PM and the last evening aarti which is performed at 10:00 PM.

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