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Mahamrityunjaya Temple

Mahamrityunjaya Temple is a highly revered shrine in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. Lord Shiva, in the form of Mrityunjaya, is the presiding deity here. It is believed that by worshipping Shiva one can win over his death. A large number of devotees come here for performing Mahamritunjay-path - a ritual to dispel all kinds of fears and diseases.

The center of attraction is a well within the temple premises. According to legends, Dhanwanthari, the father of Ayurveda, poured all his Jari-booty (literally meaning medicine) in this well. Hence, the water of this well is considered sacred and a large number of devotees come here to drink it.

Updated on 2nd August, 2015
District: Varanasi
Location: Varanasi    


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