Temples in Lucknow




Chandrika Devi :

Chandrika Devi Temple is old and famous templeof Lucknow.It is situated around 28 Kms. away from the city of Lucknow  at the Sitapur Road near Bakshi  Ka Talab.   This place and nearby areas have relevance and religious significance since the time of the Ramayana.
People come here whole year but there is rush especially in Amawasya and Navratras.People come here for Mundan Sanskar of Children.Temple opens in early morning till late in the evening.Aarti is done at 7 am in morning, 1pm in afternoon and at7pm in eve.
To Reach  here you can take Taxi, Three Wheeler auto and Buses From Charbagh, prepaid taxi is also available. It is well connected with Lucknow Airport.
It is good to come here in Amawasya because of a Mela (fair), it becomes more spiritual to visit.

Ramakrishana Math:

The Ramakrishna Math started functioning in Nirlanagar seven decades ago. Made of marble and located amidst a garden, the math contains idols of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
On the walls, figures like conch shell, disc, lotus, drum, trident, swans, thunderbolt and trident have been carved. The main aim of the math is the development of cultural, spiritual and devout activities, imbibing the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
The Math centre is engaged in the expansion of cultural, religious and spiritual activities according to the universal principles propounded by Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda and exemplified by their divine lives.

Sankat Mochan Temple:

Sankat Mochan Temple is located in the heart of Lucknow(near the bank of river gomti), Uttar Pradesh. The presiding deity here is Lord Hanuman. With a height of 6.5 ft, the one-piece marble idol is visible from all corners of the puja hall. The temple is also noted for its astounding architecture, a perfect blend of old and new.
The unique thing about this temple is that many a devotees write letters to Lord Hanuman describing their problems and all letters are read before the Lord and Lord Hanuman shower thy blessings to the devotees.
The temple was conceived by His Holiness Baba Neeb Karauri, who had got a small temple built on the bank of river Gomati. In 1960, when the flood waters swept most of Lucknow, the old bridge near the temple was swept away. The old temple was also swept by the flood leaving only the statue of Lord in the middle. The Government allotted a new plot near the new bridge for the construction of the temple. The construction of the present temple began with the blessing of His Holiness Baba Neeb Karauri. The design was made by architect Shri Kanvinde Rai. Joshi & Co., which built the nearby bridge, constructed the temple. The one-piece whole marble 6.5 ft. (197.3 cm) Idol was sculpted in Jaipur. Pran Pratishtha of the temple was performed by His Holiness Baba Neeb Karauri on the Basant Panchami day on January 26, 1967. The temple has an oval puja hall, which has a sitting capacity of 250 persons. The Idol is visible from all corners of the puja hall and also from the road.

Sri Hanuman Badi Temple:

The Sri Hanuman Badi temple is situated at Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh. This temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, was built by the Nawabs, the Muslim rulers of Lucknow, in medieval times. People of both Hindu and Muslim faiths offer worship in this temple. The temple, though small in size, attracts a large number of devotees.
The place where Sita mata had rested for the night on the banks of river Gomti under the protection of Sri Hanuman had got the recognition and was known by the name Hanuman Badi. Time to come the bhakthas of Lord Hanuman built a small temple on the spot for the Lord. This is the popular Old Hanuman temple of present Aliganj. During the fourteenth century this place 'Hanuman badi' was renamed as 'Islam Badi', by the then rulers.
During the reign of the Nawabs the administration of the Old Hanuman temple was taken over the rulers. During this time this temple had built a relation with the Badi Chawni of Ayodhya. Begam Aliya who is married to chatrakuwar family was a strong follower and devotee of the Lord Hanuman of this temple. She uses to visit the temple very regularly and was instrumental in the renovation of the temple during that time. She had a big tank built when the temple was renovated.

Mankameshwar Temple:

Mankameshwar temple lies in the banks of river Yamuna, near Saraswathi Ghat. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mondays in the Sawan month (Hindu calendar) is considered auspicious and devotees pay visit to the temple during this time. Mankameshwar temple comes under the jurisdiction of Jagath Guru Shankaracharya.


Kali Bari Temple Ghasiyari Mandi:

This temple is situated in Ghasiyari Mandi, Near Shubham Cinema Square, Lucknow. It is the temple of Goddess Kali. Temples of lord Shiv and Lord Ganesha are also here. Kali Puja is done here with great pump and joy. On Saptami of Navrata there is huge crowd of devotiees.

Aliganj Hanuman Temple:

This temple is situated near Kapoor Thala, Aliganj. This temple is said to have been built by Lala Jatmal in the year 1783AD. Famous ‘Bara Mangal’ festival of Lucknow is held in Lucknow each year in Jeth month and is associated mainly with this ancient temple.  The Lucknow Nawabs had great faith in Lord Hanuman and they always supported worship and the Bara Mangal mela. A beautiful large Kund (water pond) with stairs in the compound of the temple adds to its antiquity.

Shri Chachi Kuan Hanuman Ji Temple

Goswami Tulsidas : The great Saint Poet of India had visited Lucknow on his way to Mathura, at the later stage of his life.
At Lucknow he is believed to have stayed at the old and historic Chachi Kuan Hanuman Ji Mandir at Chowk.

Sheetla Devi Temple:

This temple is situated in Mehadiganj Mohalla, near Rajajipuram, Lucknow.This temple is also one of the most ancient Devi temples. It is said that the magnificent temple was destroyed by the intruders and it was only after centuries that a businessman first located the idol of Devi   in the water of a nearby pond.  The temple was got reconstructed and the ancient style of the temple is still retained. The then Diwan of Nawab, Raja Tikait Rai, got reconstructed the Shitla Temple and also  a very large pond with a number of down stairs and ghats on both side,  which is at present called “Tikait Rai ka Talab’. The temple has been a site of thousand year old Aathon Ka Mela of Lucknow which is held on the Holi festival each year near the temple and Pond. The main attraction of this temple is this that this is visited by newly weds during/after their marriage.

Surya Temple: 

Situated near Daliganj bridge and adjacent to Planetarium in Lucknow, is said to be an ancient sacred water pond comprising of 5 wells. Nawab Asafudduaula of Lucknow rebuilt and renovated the ghats.  It is said that the water of the Kund had medicinal value. The kund was initially made of Lakhaori bricks.
Do not forget to have 'Durshan' of an ancient Hanuman Ji temple behind Surya Temple. You can view a tree - a strange one three trees in one.

Nageshwar Shiv Temple in Lucknow:

300 years old, Nageshwar Shiv Temple was got constructed by Munshi Tripur Chand Bakshi during Nawab Amajad Ali Shah. It is Situated on the north of Bakshi Ka Talab on Sitapur Road ( a road moving towards Chandrika Devi Temple, Neemsaar, Mishrikh Tirth and Sitapur).

 Sangat Temple:

This temple was constructed in  Moghul period. It is situated in the open fields in trans Gomti area on the right flank of the Pakka Bridge. (Khadra)

Jagannath Temple:

This temple is 15 Kms. Away (Sarai Shekh) near Chinhat Majid, built by Nawab Asafuddaula about two centuries ago.

Bhooth Nath Temple:

This temple is situated in Indira Nagar, Lucknow . This is also one of the old temples in Lucknow. It is situated on main Faizabad Road and around 5 Kms. away from Lucknow main Hazratganj. The temple is surrounded by many shops. The whole area has developed as 'Bhooth Nath Market' in Lucknow. Main temple is of Lord Hanumanji.  You can also view beautiful statue of Lord Shiva and Parvati on Nandi in addition to many others. Nearby Bhooth Nath Market is now emerging as most important and busy market in trans gomti area of Lucknow.

Jain Temple:

This temple is in Indira, Nagar,Lucknow  Near Amrapali market.There are several other Jain temples in Lucknow. Some prominent among them are the Lord Shantinath and Lord Padma Prabhu temples in Chrivali Gali locality, the Lord Parshwanath Temple in Sondhitola, Lord Sambhawanath Temple in Phulwali Gali (Chowk) five temples in Dadabari premises at Thakurganj and a Jain Temple in Daliganj.

Koneshwar Temple:

This temple is Near Chowk, Lucknow. It s also said to be ancient temple. Situated on main road, Koneshwar Temple is one of the most visited temples in Lucknow.

Shiv Mandir  Mohanlal Ganj:

This temple is around 20 kms. from Lucknow in Mohanlalganj. Also known as Kashishwar Mahadev Temple, this grand Shiv Temple was built by Shri Kashi Persad, Talluqedar, Sassendi in 1860. Later on, it was given a new look by Rani Subhadra Kunvar in 1926 as is evident from the stone fixed on the gate of the temple. Mohanlalganj is named on the name of Raja Mohan Lal, who was son-in-law of Raja Jeevan Lal. This temple has historical value and is the witness of Hindu traditional Vastu [construction] art.
This most beautiful looking temple has eight number of Shivalas (Small temples around the Main). The main temple is in Centre. Top of the temple is decorated with eleven rudras. You can see attractive art work on the inner as well as outer walls of the temple. There is also big brass 'Ghanta' on the entrance of the temple.
This more than a century old temple, is one of the precious heritage buildings of the Lucknow. During Shiv Ratri festival, devotees from far off places throng to this temple to offer prayers. 

Kalyan Giri Temples:

This temple is situated Near Chowk, Lucknow. On the western side of Lucknow, a number of temples can be seen near Chowk, Lucknow, on the road leading to Hardoi. These are Shiv temples called Kalyan Giri temples. 
Around two years back Baba Kalyan Giri laid the foundation of the main temple. It is said that even the then Nawab got constructed the temple through his officer, Raja Bhawani. On the eve of first Monday of Sawan, a fair is organised each year. A number of devotees visit these temples on Maha Shiv Ratri each year from the city as well as nearby areas.  If you happen to visit Lucknow, please do see the Kalyan Giri Temple in Lucknow.

 Kali Mandir, Chowk Lucknow:

One of the ancient temple in Lucknow, Kali mandi in Chowk, Lucknow is said  to be got constructed by Aadi Shankaracharya around 2000 years ago. It is also claimed to be the only temple in India where God Vishnu Ji and Kali Ji statues are placed together. During Navratri  a large number of devotees throng to the temple and offer Puja. This temple is of Lakshmi and Narayan. This is probably the most important temple of Lucknow. The main temple is surrounded by many other temples.

 Hari Om Temple:

This temple is in Lalbagh, Lucknow. Initially set up in a rented building in 1954, this temple came was established in 1974 at Quitan Road, Lalbagh, Lucknow by the world renowned spiritual leader Dada Jashan P. Vaswani.Some other temples have also been constructed within the premises of Mandir, viz. Jhule Lal Temple, Shivalaya, Sankat Mochan (Lord Hanuman) Mandir . Mata Kalka Mandir.  Contact: mailto:info@hariomandirlko.org

 Shri Budheswar Mahadev Temple:

This temple is on Mohan Road, a road goes to Mohan from Chowk, Lucknow. This temple is age-old temple and was said to be founded by Raja Bakshi during Nawab's time.  The legend is this that Ram Sita and Laxman while going for Banwas, worshiped Lord Shiva at this place on the Day of Wednesday. hence it is called Budheswar Mahadev Temple. 

Ma Purvi Devi Temple :

This temple is situated near Tehseenganj crossing, Lucknow. There is an old Neem Tree in the temple premises. A legend - that if a round is taken of this tree, his dreams are fulfilled. You can see HanumanJi temple along with Mahakaleshwar in the premises.

Buddha Temples:

Most important temples are on Gautam Buddha Marg and at Rishaldar Park.  An important pilgrimage for Buddhists is located at Lucknow outskirts. Around 109 Kms. away from Ayodhya (near Faizabad), it is said that the kingh of Kaushla, Sravasta established his capital here and hence the name Sravasti. Lord Buddha spent 25 rainy seasons here preaching his gospels and displayed his Divine powers by converting a dacoit called Angulimal to Buddhism. 



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