Mendhak Mandir Lakhimpur: There are temples with different unique beliefs of Lord Shiva in the country. Where lakhs of people go to have darshan. But there is such a temple in Uttar Pradesh which is very unique, because here Lord Shiva is seated on the back of the frog and here the frog is also worshiped along with the God. There is a lot of belief in this temple, due to which people from far and wide come to visit. If you are a Shiva devotee then you must definitely visit this temple.
only temple in the country
This temple is located in Oyal town of Lakhimpur Kheri district of UP, which is also known as Frog Temple. This is the only temple in India where frogs are worshipped. Or rather say that it is the only frog temple in its country. The temple has a lot of importance in the vicinity, we will tell you why the frog is worshiped here?
200 years old temple
The history of the temple is about 200 years old and it is believed that this temple was built to protect against natural calamities like drought and floods. This place was the main center of the Oyal Shaivite sect and the rulers here were great worshipers of Lord Shiva. In the middle of this town is an ancient Shiva temple based on the padduk yantra. The region was under the Chahamana rulers from the eleventh century till the 19th century. Raja Bakhsh Singh of Chahman dynasty had got this wonderful temple built.
temple on frog’s back
The architectural design of the temple was done by a great tantrik of Kapila. The architectural structure of this temple based on Tantrism is unique due to its special style. This temple of about 100 feet on the back of the frog from the front is different not only for its architecture in Uttar Pradesh but also among the Shiva temples of the whole country. The special thing about the frog temple is that the Shivling here changes color and you will not find the statue of Nandi standing here. In the month of Sawan, Shiva devotees from far and wide come here to perform Jalabhishek of Lord Shiva and seek blessings. There is a lot of crowd here even in Diwali.
Temple 135 kms from Lucknow
Oil is 11 km away from Lakhimpur. To go here, you have to come to Lakhimpur first, you can take a bus or taxi from Lakhimpur to Oil. If you want to come by flight or train, then the nearest airport and railway station from here is Lucknow 135 km away. From here you will get buses for Lakhimpur.