This temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and situated on the way from Daranagar to Kalbhairav temple. There is an ancient well which has much religious importance and it is believed that its water is curable to several diseases. The temple opens early in the morning at 4.00 am and closed late night at 12.00 pm. Arti timings are at 5.30 am, 6.30 pm and 11.30 pm.
History of Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple:
Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple in Varanasi is the very famous and glorious temple. This temple is the holy place of worship and belongs to the Lord Mahadev (Known as Lord Shiva by pilgrims). The history of this temple is all behind an ancient well and “The Shivling”. The meaning of the word Mrityunjay Mahadev is “The God who triumphs over of death”. It is considered as, the Shivling in this temple keep away all the devotees from their unnatural death. Lord Shiva is worshiped as Mrityunjay Mahadev by devotees in order to get triumph over his unnatural death.
TYPES OF POOJA :
The temple is open from 04.00 a.m. to 12.00 midnight. The doors of the sanctum sanctorum may remain closed at certain times on account of Shringar (Decoration) etc. There are three aarties at 05.30 a.m. in the morning, 6.30 p.m. and in the night.
As the name implies, Mrityu is death, Jay is victory. Therefore, the combination may be taken as victory over death.
People who are afflicted with fatal planetary combinations in their horoscope, indicating untimely death, perform Maha Mrityunjay Jap at this place and many devotees have succeeded in their endeavours.
POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE :
Shri Murlidhar is the poojari of the temple and he can be contacted at his cell number 9305180926 for performing any pooja or Maha Mrityunjay Jap at this temple.
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