Agra Mankameshwar Temple is a famous and ancient Temple Daresi Road, Rawatpara, Sheb Bazar, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh State. The main deity is Lord Shiva in Linga form known as Mankameshwar. Here the lord is covered with silver metal. Other deities in the temple complex are Goddess Ganga, Saraswati, Gayatri, Hanuman, Kaila Devi, Narasimha Swamy, Lord Rama and Lord Krishna.
On July 24, 2004, Lord Krishna’s Shri Nathji Swaroop was installed here under the direction of Shri Nanaji Bhai, Chief or Mukhiya of the Shri Dwarikadheesh Ji temple in Mathura.
Agra Sri Mankameshwar Mandir Timings:
Morning: 5.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 4.00 PM to 10.00 PM
On Mondays, the temple is open till 11:00 pm
Eshwar Temple Pooja Schedule:
5.00 am – Mangal Aarti
6.00 am – Abhishek Aarti
6.30 am to 7.00 am – Mangala Darshan
8.30 am to 10.30 am – Shringar Darshan
11.30 am to 12.00 noon – Raj Bhog Darshan
5.00 pm to 6.15 pm – Utthapan
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm – Sandhya Darshan
Agra Mankameshwar Mandir History:
The ancient belief is that Lord Shiva founded the shiv linga swarm himself in the Dwapara era when Sri Krishna was born. For the darshan of the infantile form of Sri Krishna, Shiva left Mount Kailash and descended to reach Gokul, he stopped here to rest. He wished that if he made little Krishna play on his lap, he would put his Swaroop linga here.
The next day when Lord Shiva came to Sri Krishna’s house, Ma Yashoda saw the swarm of Shiva and, frightened by it, She asked Lord Shiva to stay away from the little boy as he might be afraid of him. When little Krishna observed this, he performed a Leela. He began to cry and pointed to Lord Shiva, who at that time was sitting near his house under an old banyan tree in the position of Samadhi. When Ma Yashoda saw this, she invited Lord Shiva and asked him to shower blessings on little Krishna. Returning from Gokul, Lord Shiva stopped here in Agra and left his Swaroop here in the form of a linga.
Nearby Tourist Places:
Chini Ka Rauza
Dayal Bagh Temple
Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal
Agra Mankameshwar Temple Address:
Uttar Pradesh – 282003.