Experience the best of Agra pilgrimage tour at Shri Mankameshwar Mandir. Said to be the oldest sacred site in Agra, Shri Mankameshwar Mandir is located at Rawatpura. This divine temple of Agra is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is counted amongst the highly revered Hindu temples in Uttar Pradesh. The Shiva linga installed in the temple is said to trace its history from the Dvapura era. It is believed that it was Lord Shiva himself who discovered the linga. The Shiva linga is entirely covered silver metal. The temple complex includes a sanctum sanctorum where the idol of the presiding deity has been placed. Besides, this popular pilgrimage site in Agra also includes various small temples of Goddess Ganga, Goddess Gayatri, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Saraswati, Kaila Devi, Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Narasimha and more. The ambiance of the place is so divine that the temple remains thronged with hundreds of devotees.
As per the folklore, when Lord Krishna was born in Gokul, Lord Shiva decided to left Mount Kailash in order to pay a visit to baby Krishna. At this place, Lord Shiva stayed for the night and also meditated at Mankameshwar. It was this place where Lord Shiva made his wish here that if somehow he would manage to see baby Krishna, he would place his linga swaroop here. And the next day, when he met Lord Krishna he decided to manifest here in the form of Shiva Linga. While returning from Gokul, he stopped here in Agra and installed his linga. Also, he declared that since his wish was granted here, thus, wishes of his devotees who will come to this place will also be fulfilled by his linga. Since then, the temple is known as Mankameshwar.
Daresi Rd, Rawatpara, Sheb Bazar, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
Opening & Closing Timings
Being a popular place of tourist interest, the temple stays open all days a week. However, the opening and closing timings of Mankameshwar Temple differ in both summer and winter season.
- In summers, the temple opens at 4:40 in the morning and closes at 10:30 in the evening. Whereas, the morning aarti started at 6:30 AM and evening aarti at 7:00 PM.
- In winters, devotees can visit the temple from 5:30 in the morning to 10 in the evening. Whereas, the morning is observed at 6:45 AM and evening aarti at 6:45 PM.