shankar viman mandapam - temple entrance in daraganj


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Entrance of the Shankar Viman Mandapam Temple, also known as Sankar Mandap.­

This large Temple houses the idols of Kumari Bhatt, Jagat Guru Shankaracharya, Kamakshi Devi (with 51 Shakthipeetas around), Tirupati Balaji (with 108 idols of Lord Vishnu), and Yogshastra Sahasrayoga Linga (108 idols of Lord Shiva).­ Shankar Viman Mandapam is located in Daraganj, near Triveni Sangam.­

Photo taken in Daraganj during the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India).­

Kumbh Mela is the largest festival on Earth, taking place once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims gathering to pray and bathe in the holy Ganges river.­

For more photos and info about the Kumbh Mela festival, read the album description.

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