Daraganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
About of 'Mahakaleshwar Temple' Temple :
Initially when I had visited the complex 15 years ago, the three temples in it could be seen including the boundry wall. No more now. he boundry wall is amorphous, being enchroached upn all sides, by residences andThe temple complex entered through a carved gateway houses a temple complex of such beauty, and continuity that one can easily imagine worship happening here even 200 years ago. Unfortunately, the modern structures have nearly obliterated the complex. Even while this listing will become public, another structure, as can be seen in the photograph has been constructed. The main temple and the smaller are both dedicated to God Shiva. The main temple has 10 more smaller structures each housing a sthapit Shivalinga. The small chatris are in local sandstone, the carvings and jali are in exquisite craftsmanship. The temple is entered through a Mandapa, and then there is Garbha Griha, which houses the diety. It has a superbly executed shikhara of the Nagara style, finished in marble, and appears to be of a later date. The other remaining temple incongruosly has an onion dome, and closed Mughal arches enclosing a square garbha griha. A carved circular stone doorway stands at the axis of the temple, ow with a new boundry wall added on both sides.