Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir

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Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir
Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir is located in Uttar Pradesh
Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir
Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir
Location within Uttar Pradesh, India
Proper name Lodheshwar Mahadev Temple
Devanagari लोधेश्वर महादेव मंदिर
Sanskrit transliteration लोधेश्वर महादेव मंदिर
Tamil Lodheshwar மகாதேவ்
Marathi Lodheshwar महादेव
Bengali Lodheshwar মহাদেব
Coordinates 27°05′44″N 81°29′05″E / 27.09556°N 81.48472°E / 27.09556; 81.48472Coordinates: 27°05′44″N 81°29′05″E / 27.09556°N 81.48472°E / 27.09556; 81.48472
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Barabanki
Locale Ramnagar
Primary deity (Shiva)
Important festivals Maha Shivaratri
Architectural styles Hindu temple architecture

Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandiris a temple of Lord Shiva. The deity of Shivling worshiped in this temple is one of the rarest of the 52 Shivlings found on the Shakti Pithas across India. This ancient temple has been mentioned several times in Mahabharat.


It is a Shiva temple which is situated at village Mahadeva in tehsil Ram Nagar of district Barabanki on the banks of Ghaghra.[1]

Holy Pond at Lodheshwar Mahadeva (Barabanki)


There are several instances in Mahabharata where this ancient temple is referred to.[citation needed] Pandav after the Mahabharata had performed the Mahayagya at this place, a well exists even today by the name Pandav-Kup. It is said that the water of the well is having spiritual qualities and those who drink this water get cured of a number of ailments.


There are two fairs held at Mahadeva :-

  • Fair in the Month of March–April : During this fair, held on the occasion of Mahashivratri at Mahadeva millions of devotees throng the place.[2]
  • Local Fair : This fair is held in November–December. This is fair for local peoples. A large number of cattles are sold / bought in this fair.


Walking pilgrims with Kanwar of district Kanpur, Banda, Jalaun and Hamirpur worship with Ganges water of Lord Shiva at Lodheshwar Mahadeva[3]