• Shiva

Markandeya Mahadeva Temple

This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located at a distance of about 30 kms from Varanasi on the confluence of River Ganges & Gomti. The temple opens on all days from 3 am - 11 pm. Monday is considered an auspicious day. Many festivals like Mahashivratri, Dev Deepawali, Kartik Purnima, fair in Shravan month, 13th day of month (twice), are held here. People come here to perform many rituals in large numbers during these festivals. Dharmsalas are also available to devotees.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
Shlokas

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.

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