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Lucknow

Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Temples In Lucknow

Chhachhi Kuan Hanuman Temple , Aliganj, Built by Janabe Alia - A symbol of Unity in Lucknow city
This temple is very old and the site was first noticed by a famous saint of Ayodhya sometime in 1585 AD. An old well can also be seen near the temple which was earlier called well for strangers. A moon -emblem of Awadh Empire can be seen at the top of the dome of temple which is significant and shows the Hindu Muslim unity.


Aliganj Hanuman Temple : (Location : 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.

Shitla Temple, Menhadiganj Mohalla, Lucknow

This temple in situated in Menhandiganj Mohalla, near Tikait Rai Talab, adjacent to main Talkatora Road in Lucknow. It is one of the most ancient Devi temples in India. It is said that the temple was destroyed by the some unknown intruders and it was only after centuries that a prominent businessman first located the idol of Devi in the water of a nearby pond. This sparked a ray of happiness in the public and the temple was got reconstructed. You can see a statue of lion before the temple and two lions on the door of the temple. . Raja Tikait Rai, the then Diwan of Nawab got constructed this temple and also a very large pond with a number of down stairs which is at present called "Tikait Rai ka Talab'.


The temple witnesses each year the famous Aathon Ka Mela of Lucknow which is held on the Holi festival each year. The special attraction of this temple is this that this is visited by newly weds during/after their marriage.

Suraj Kund, Lucknow

Suraj Kund : Situated near Daliganj bridge and adjacent to Planetorium 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.

You can view an old but beautiful Surya temple near the pond. The Sun Idol in the temple is said to be of ancient times (more than a decade old). An age old pillar, probably made of wood is claimed to be placed in the center of the pond though it is not always visible. A number of statues could be seen inside the water of pond. A large Mela is organised on Kartik Snan (bath) each year near the Suraj Kund where a number of people from Lucknow and adjoining districts, visit the Mela to buy different things of interest e.g. toys, sweets, chat, clothes, etc .

Nageshwar Shiv Temple -
One of the historical temples - Bakshi Ka Talab: 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

Kalyan Giri Temples, Near Chowk, Lucknow- On the western side of Lucknow, a number of temples can be seen near Chiowk, 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.

 

 

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Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow city is popularly known as the 'the city of Nawabs'. Situated on the banks of the river Gomti, it dates back to the time of the Suryavanshi dynasty. Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, was founded by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula.


                                                    
                    
Hotels near Lucknow

The Vivanta By Taj Gomti Nagar

The Vivanta by Taj - Gomti Nagar (Earlier known as Taj Residency), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh, India) set amidst 33 acres of landscaped gardens, reflects the glory of the Nawabi era through its architecture and décor.


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La Place Sarovar Portico

La Place Sarovar Portico  is situated in the heart of Lucknow city (Uttrar Pradesh, India), right next to the commercial hub called Hazratganj.


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Hotel Clarks Avadh

Hotel Clarks Avadh (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India) offers you more than just a stay. Hotel Clarks Avadh is one of the leading names among the first class hotels in Lucknow. This class hotel boasts of lofty building and stylish interiors. The hotel provides an opportunity to enjoy the traditional Lucknowi hospitality and superb cuisine from the kitchens of Nawabs.


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