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Lodheshwar Mahadeo Temple – Mahadev Shiva Mandir at Ramnagar in Barabanki

Lodheshwar Mahadeo Temple is dedicated to Mahadev Shiva and is located at Mahadeo village near Ramnagar around 30 km from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh. Legend has it that the Pandavas established the temple. During the Mahabharat period, Sage Vyasa asked Pandavas to organize Rudramahayaga. The Pandavas then went to Kedarnath and found a Shivling. They established it at Mahadeo Village.

Thousands of years later the Shivling was discovered by a farmer named Lodheswar. He started worshipping it and the temple came to be known as Lodheshwar Mahadeo Temple.

Another legend has it that the Shivling was established by Luv, son of Sri Ram, found it in the Treta Yuga. He found it while bathing in the Sarayu. The Shivling was later lost during floods and Yudhishitra discovered it in the Dwapara Yuga while bathing in the Ghaghra River.

The present temple structure was built around 700 years ago and is in Mehrab architectural style with lot of floral drawings.

Bhairo Baba, Shiva, Parvati, Rameshwar Mahadeo, Chitragupt, Hanuman, Kali, Durga, Shiva Parivar, Surya and Shani are also worshipped in the temple complex.

The temple attracts thousands of devotees during Shivratri, Shravan month and Somvati Amavasya. The Shivling worshipped here is wish fulfilling one and therefore it is also known as Kamad Shivling.