Tarkeshwar Nath Temple

Tarkeshwar Nath Temple

This temple is located in Mirzapur, about 12 kilometres away from Vindhyachal. The city is situated on the banks of Mother Ganga. According to Shiva Mahapuran, Lord Shiva had killed the demon named Tarakasura here. In the name of this incident, The sages established Shivalinga and named it Tarakeshwar Mahadev. By worshipping here, the inner demon-like ego gets destroyed.


There is also a pond near this temple. The Puranas describe Tarakeshwar Mahadev, which is situated to the east of Vindhyachal. Many Shivalingas are also located near this pond. According to other Puranas, Lord Vishnu built a dome to the west of Tarakeshwar and built a temple of Lord Shiva. Apart from this, it is said that Tarakeshwar is also the abode of Goddess Lakshmi and she resides here in Vaishnavi form along with Goddess Saraswati.