Mankameshwar Temple is a famous and noteworthy Hindu Temple in Lucknow. The temple is situated in Mukarimnagar, Hasanganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh It is basically positioned on the banks of river Gomti and has a very quiet and beautiful surroundings. Lord Shiva and a shrine of Shivlinga are being worshipped in the temple sanctum. This temple is also famous for having a woman as its chief priest or the 'mahant who does regular Poojas and perform rituals inside the temple premise on a daily basis. The notable and the colourful statues and designs on the entrance of the temple are the speciality of the temple.
On Mahashivratri, umpteen devotees throng
the temple with prayers on their mind and offering on their hands. People come
from various places to get Shiva’s Blessings and they observe a holy vibe
surrounding in this auspicious occasion.
Large carcades are carried out within the city with people thronging the
streets to catch a glance of the venerate idol of Mahadeva. Fairs have been
organised and people often fast on the night of Shivratri and sing hymns and
praises in the name of Lord Shiva.