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Mankameshwar Shiva Temple at Saraswati Ghat in Allahabad

Located on the banks of Yamuna near the Saraswati Ghat, Mankameshwar temple is dedicated to Mahadev Shiva and he is known as Mankameshwar Mahadeo. The place is of great importance as Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman visited the temple when going to Chitrakoot during the exile period in the Ramayana.

The Shivling is north facing and the Mankameshwar temple is a small structure.

The main offering in the temple include milk, garland of bilva leaves, garland of mandar, roses, marigold and bhang.

In the temple complex there is another Shivling dedicated to Siddheshwar Mahadev.

There is a huge peepal tree which is also worshipped. One can find murtis and trishul in base of the peepal tree.

A huge 10 feet Trishul is worshipped in the temple. People believe that offering prayers to it helps in getting wish fulfilled.

There are also murtis of Hanuman and Reenmukteshwar Mahadev.

The most important day in the temple is Shivratri. During Shravan month special abhishek is performed and Shiv Chalisa is chanted by 108 priests.