Bade Hanuman Temple




The Bade Hanumanji Mandir is a well-known temple in Allahabad. The idol of Lord Hanuman based in a reclining position. It has a large 20 feet long and 8 feet wide idol of Lord Hanuman. As the water level rises in the Monsoon season it is believed that the river rises to touch Lord Hanuman’s feet. The legend goes that Hanuman rested here after burning Lanka. He arrived at Sangam Kshetra of Prayag, While bathing the statue of the god Hanuman at the various Kumbh Mela. The Temple on the banks of Ganga is very close to the fort. As an annual phenomenon, every year during the rainy season Ganga would be flooded and the Ganga water use to enter into the Temple. And Bade Hanuman will remain immersed in Ganga water few days thereafter. The temple is bright orange in colour which measures approximately 9 ft long and believed to have great powers. That pinancing Mahatma Balgiri started to remove soil and sand from that place. He got at that place the Shri Vighrah (statue) of Shri Bade Hanumanji. significance according to the Hindu scriptures for holding the confluence of three of the most sacred rivers of India: Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati at Triveni Sangam, which becomes the nucleus of all celebrations of Kumbh Mela.

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