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Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir

Located in close proximity to the Allahabad Fort is a unique Hindu shrine called Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir. This temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is situated in the city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Apparently it is the only Hanuman temple in the country in which the idol can be seen sitting in a reclining position. In addition, this temple is also known to get submerged as the water level of the holy River Ganga rises. Furthermore, this temple is renowned for its mythological significance and as a result attracts a large number of Hanuman devotees from around the country annually.

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a. Best time to visit Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir

The perfect time to visit this temple is in between October to March when the climate is extremely pleasant with, the temperature ranging from a maximum of 15 degree Celsius to a minimum of 3 degree Celsius.

b. How to reach Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir

Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir

1. By train:

The nearest railway station to this temple is located in Allahabad itself. The Allahabad Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.

2. By road:

If you intend to drive to this temple the ideal starting points are Kanpur, Lucknow, New Delhi, Agra, and Patna. Kanpur and Lucknow are starting points that are located in close proximity to the Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir.

a. How to reach Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir  from Kanpur : The shortest route to reach  Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir  from  Kanpur is via NH19 as depicted in the map above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.

b. How to reach Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir  from  Lucknow : The fastest route from  Lucknow to Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir is via NH19 and Kanpur Rd and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.

3. By Air:

The closest airport to this temple is situated in Allahabad itself. The Bamrauli Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.

c. Religious significance of the Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir

According to popular folklore there lived a wealthy man at a distance of 300 km from the city of Allahabad on the banks of the River Ganga. Now he happened to be a childless married man who was desperate to have one. So since he was an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman he felt that by building a temple dedicated to the “Monkey God” he would be blessed with a child. So to fulfil his ambition he initially built a statue in honour of Lord Hanuman. In the meantime apparently Lord Hanuman appeared in the devotee’s dreams and assured him that he would definitely have a child provided he placed the statue in Allahabad. It is this statue that was then developed into a temple dedicated to Hanuman.

Accommodation – Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays in and around Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir :

Click on the link here to check out the places to stay near Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir, Uttar Pradesh  on Google Maps.

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