Anandeshwar Mandir – Shiva Temple at Parmat in Civil Lins in Kanpur

Anandeshwar Mandir located at Parmat in Civil Lines in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh is a famous Shiva Temple in the region. The Shivling worshipped in the temple appeared on its own. Hundreds of bells and the rare 12 window main gate make the temple unique. The present structure of the temple was built during 18th century.

Legend has it that a cow named Anandi used to shed its milk at a particular place. The owner of the cow one day discovered this activity and soon found that the cow was shedding milk on a Shivling.

People tried to move the Shivling to a better place but they could not find the end of the Shivling after several hours of digging. Then they built a small temple and started worshipping the Shivling.

There are murtis of several Hindu gods in the temple including Ganesha, Annapurna, Kartik, Kaal Bhairav, Kali and Goddess Parvati.

The main Shivling in the temple is north facing. Gangajal constantly falls on the Shivling from a silver pitcher tied on the ceiling.

Nearly 300,000 devotees visit the shrine during the Shravan month to offer water.

The most important festival in the temple is the Mahashivratri.