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At Shri Mankameshwar Mandir in Agra – Shivratri Puja Ends with Holi



Shri Mankameshwar Mandir in Agra is dedicated to Lord Shiva. A unique feature of the temple is that five pujas are offered instead of the regular four pujas and the fifth Shivratri night puja is Holi. Lord Shiva plays with colors. Shri Mankameshwar Temple is located at Mantola, Agra, Uttar 
Pradesh.



Shivratri in the temple is famous for –

Abhishek throughout night
Shringar
Shiva appears in the form of groom.
Marriage festival of Shiva.

The five pujas dedicated to Shiva here are:
The first puja is in which Shiva comes out as the groom.
In second puja, Shiva the groom appears at the doorsteps of Himavan, father of Goddess Parvati.
Third Puja – Shiva show his ferocious form to Mina, mother of Goddess Parvati.
Fourth puja – Shiva appears as the handsome groom with ornaments made of diamonds.
Fifth Puja – Shiva returns after marrying Goddess Parvati. Devotees celebrate it like holi by playing with colors.

It is believed that having darshan of Shiva at Mankameshwar Mandir in Agra will help in removal of all difficulties in life.

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