Dashashwamedh Temple

Dashashwamedh Temple

Dashashwamedh Temple

Location About 10 km from Allahabad railway station on the bank of River Ganges, Daraganj, Allahabad, U.P., India
Timings 5am-10pm, opens on all days
Ideal time Throughout the year, specially on Shivratri
How to reachHire an auto rickshaw from any part of the city

This is an old temple of Allahabad. According to the Puranas, this is the place where Brahma performed ten Ashwamedh Yagya. There are two Shivlings in the sanctum. One is Dashashwamedh Mahadev while the other is Brahmeshwar Mahadev and a huge trishul (trident) between them. Nandi, Sheshnag idols & a marble slab bearing the image of foot print in the memory of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are the main attractions of the temple. First Shivling was destroyed by Aurangzeb, so the devotees installed the other Shivling near the first one. The place is always frequented by the visitors. Nearby Annapurna, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesha temples are also worth mentioning.

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