About Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple of Varanasi :
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and located on the way from Daranagar to Kaal bhairav temple in Varanasi. There is an ancient well which has much religious importance and it is believed that its water is curable to several diseases and existence of well is huge attraction of devotees as everyone wants to get free of diseases.
Opening and Closing time :
The temple opens early in the morning at 4.00 AM and closes late at 12.00 PM in night.
Aarti Timings are :
- Morning Aarti-5.30 AM
- Evening Aarti-6.30 PM
- Shayan Aarti-11.30 PM
Location of the Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple :
The temple is located at K52/39 at Daranagar, Wishweshwarganj in Varanasi. The Landmark is Kaalbhairav temple.
How to reach the Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple:
Visitors to the temple can take an auto from Varanasi cantt to Godaulia and take rickshaw to the temple. Autos generally do not go to the temple but if you are in group you can hire an auto for conveyance from any part of Varanasi City. If need a private tour, then you can hire a private cab/taxi. Click here to get taxi fare in Varanasi
Mythological narratives about Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple :
Like all other of temples of Varanasi Mrityunjay Mahadev temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and Mrityunjay is one of the many names given to Lord. Mrityunjay meaning, ‘who triumphs death’. It has been in existence since times immemorable. The temple is ancient marvel of Varanasi and a huge attraction of devotees all across India.There are several anecdotes weaving around glory and miracles of Lord Mrityunjay. It is believed that those who come to Mrityunjay Temple get long life free from unnatural deaths. People who are afraid of supernatural powers often come here to pray for their safety. People from remote parts of the country come here to perform certain rituals to ward off all supernatural happenings that they do not have control over. Visiting Mrityunjay temple is a privilege for natives.
Another myth is about the well found here. It is believed Lord Dhanvantari, god of medicines came here and poured all his medicinal herbs in the well. Hence the water of well is believed to have therapeutic property. Devotees come and take some water believing its sanctity. Dhanvantari is mentioned in many mythical and legendry stories of Indian Culture. He is believed to be greatest exponent of Ayurveda, the branch of medical studies. He is also believed to be one of 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, who appeared on earth in ordered to get rid world of illnesses.Another aspect about the well, the scientific one is that the well water has several underground streams flowing into it. The chemicals present in streams’ water make it therapeutic.
Present Context of Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple :
The temple sees large number of devotees. Often festivals related to Lord Shiva see huge gathering of devotees making hard to manage for authorities concerned. Offerings such as, flowers and water is offered to Lord Mrityunjay. Hindus have great devotion for Lord Mrityunjay and come to get boon of Lord Shiva of long, prosperous and disease free life. You can also observe number of foreign tourists come on excursions to understand varied and diverse Indian Culture.