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Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


On the route from Daranagar to the Kalbhairav temple, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. An old well with significant religious significance is said to provide water that may treat several illnesses.

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

Visiting Time

04.00AM to 12.00midnight

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