Tarkeshwar Mahadev (Ram Bagh)
About 3.5 km from Railway Station in Rambagh locality of Mirzapur city of Mirzapur district, U.P.
5am-2pm & 4pm-10pm, opens all days
Monday, Friday, during Shravan month & ShivratriHow to reach
Take a cycle rickshaw from any part of the city
This Shiva temple along with many other idols is situated in the Tarakpur ward of Mirzapur. The temple Tarkeshwar Mahadev finds a mention in Puranas. There is a huge pond nearby which is supposed to have been dug by a demon (Asur) named Tarak, who was killed by Lord Shiva, hence the name Tarkeshwar Mahadeo. As per mythological belief Ma Laxmi went into prolonged meditation (Tapasya) after hearing the eulogizing description of Lord Shiva from Lord Vishnu. Even after prolonged meditation when Lord Shiva did not appear Mahamaya (Laxmi) dug a pond in the north of Tarkeshwar which was later known as Laxmi Pond. Goddess laxmi lives here and is known as Vaishnavi Devi along with Goddess Saraswati.