Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple
Architecture of Temple
The smaller shrines within the temple are said to be thousands of years old. However the current building was constructed in the 18th century, Mrityunjay Mahadev houses a Shiv-ling and a well. It is believed that the temples keeps all its devotees away from unnatural death and cures illnesses. Shiva is worshiped as Mrityunjay Mahadev ("the great god who is victorious over death") 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.[
Timings of Temple
04.00AM to 12.00midnight
Varanasi is home to the renowned and magnificent Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple. This temple belonged to Lord Mahadev and is a sacred place of devotion (Known as Lord Shiva by pilgrims). The Shivling and an old well serve as the foundation for this temple’s history. “The God who overcomes death” is the definition of Mrityunjay Mahadev. It is said that the Shivling at this temple protects all of the worshippers from dying an unnatural death. To triumph over his untimely death, Lord Shiva is venerated by followers such as Mrityunjay Mahadev. India-wide visitors come here to conduct the “Mrityunjay Path” to solve their troubles.
There is a historic well on the temple’s grounds (also known as koop). This well’s water offers medicinal properties for people. It is said to include a combination of multiple subterranean water streams and to possess miraculous healing powers for a variety of ailments.
Another legend surrounding the magical well claims that “Dhanvantari,” the father of Ayurveda, dumped all of his medication into it. As a result, the water from this well is sacred, has healing properties, and can treat a variety of illnesses.
How to reach ?
By Train: Trains are always a better option. these days Varanasi junction is keeping the way all good. Mrityunjayeshwar temple is just few km away from Varanasi junction.
By Air: Book your tickets to the Gorakhpur airport, which is few km away from the temple. as Varanasi airport is well connected to other city Airports.
By Bus: One can travel directly to the temple. various local and private bus services are available for visiting Varanasi.