Tarkeshwar Mahadev is extremely renowned Shiva sanctuary located on the eastern piece of Mirzapur and under the Tarkapur ward of Mirzapur. We can get reference of this sanctuary in Purans. There is a major kund before sanctuary which was constructed by a fallen angel (Asur) named Tarak and later on Tarak got executed by Lord Shiva so that this sanctuary named Tarkeshwar Mahadev. There is likewise trust that Lord Vishanu assembled a lake in the west of Tarkeshwar and built up a sanctuary of Lord Shiva. Presently it is disappeared into the Ganga River. It is additionally trusted that Goddess Laxmi yielded herself here at Tarkeshwar and lives here as another Goddess called Vaishnavi with Goddess Saraswati.
Fairs and Festivals
Amid the Hindu calendar month Sawan each monday individual fill the water from Ganga take it in Kawar and walk bare foot on road and then give a shower to Tarkeshwar Shivlinga. This procedure goes on for the entire month and entire region loaded with the sound "Bol Bam".
How To Reach Mirzapur
The nearest airport is at Varanasi which is about sixty km. From here one can reach by bus or taxi Mirzapur.
Devotees can easily get regular trains to Mirzapur from other major cities of the country.
There are no bus routes from other major cities to Mirzapur. Nearest bus stand is Varanasi.
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple,
Pakki Sarai, Mirzapur District,
Uttar Pradesh, India, Pincode – 231001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.