The Sheetala Devi Temple in Mehandiganj Mohalla is one of the antiquated and acclaimed sanctuaries for Devi in the Lucknow. It is said that the sanctuary was decimated by the some obscure gate crashers and it was simply after hundreds of years that an unmistakable specialist initially found the icon of Devi in the water of a close-by lake. After that the sanctuary was recreated.
While going into the sanctuary, there is a statute of the lion before the sanctuary and two lions on the entryway of the sanctuary. Raja Tikait Rai, the then Diwan of Nawab, got built this sanctuary furthermore a substantial lake with various down stairs which is at present called "Tikait Rai ka Talab'. The sanctuary has been a site of thousand year old Aathon Ka Mela of Lucknow which is hung on the Holi celebration every year close to the sanctuary and Pond.
About The Deity
Maa Sheetala is considered a personification of Shakti. She is another form of Goddess Durga and Parvati.
The sanctuary witnesses every year the well-known Aathon Ka Mela of Lucknow which is held on/after the Holi celebration every year. The passage is gone by individuals of Lucknow and connecting zone in a vast number. Amid this period sanctuary is all around beautified and Goddess is offered Puri, Halwa, chana, clove and betel nuts. Sheetal Ashtami is a noteworthy celebration here. The strength of this celebration is that on this day, the Goddess is served stale prasad.
This sanctuary is essentially gone by newlyweds and couples planning to look for favours for their relationship. Parents additionally take their infants to this sanctuary since it is viewed as promising. Devotees trust that Sheetala Devi cures sicknesses. She is considered as the divinity for destruction of sicknesses, particularly small pox.
Nearest airport is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (10 km).
Nearest railway station is Lucknow Railway Station (4 kilometers).
Public transport buses connect this place to all major cities like Agra, Kanpur and Delhi.
Sheetala Devi Temple,
Yogeshwar Math Rd, Mehdiganj,
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,
India, Pincode – 226003.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
The temple is open from 05:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm.