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Panki Hanuman Mandir is situated at Panki area on the border of Kanpur city belongs to Kanpur Nagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated just 8 kms from the Kanpur railway station and bus stand.
It is believed that this place is connected with Mahabharat. One version says that Duryodhan gifted this place to Karna, therefore the name Karnapur. Karnapur had latter come to be known as Kanpur.
It is one of the popular and big temple in this region devoted to Lord Hanuman having east facing magnificent idol of Lord in a standing position with lots of silver artwork embossed on it.
There is a story behind the existence of the temple. As per legendary, the temple is more than four hundred years old and had been founded by Mahant Sri Purushottam Dass Ji Maharaj.
It is said that during the pilgrimage to Chitrakoot on a bullock cart, Maharaj had stopped near Chitrakoot for his morning prayers and while continuing the journey after prayer, he stumbled upon a rock like thing.
It was an idol of Lord Hanuman and by divine intuition he carried the idol with him in the bullock cart. When the crew reached Panki, Maharaj found that the bullock cart was unable to move because of heavy load of the Lord.
Finally, Mahant installed the idol according to divine direction at the very same place and then onwards people started worshipping Lord Hanuman. Later a small temple was built here which came to be known as Panki Hanuman Temple.
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Big Hoarding Banner of Shri Ram Katha and Ram-Leela at Panki Hanuman Mandir, Panki, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India starts today 4th December, 2016 at 2:00 PM and onwards
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Google Map and Address is created for Panki Hanuman Mandir
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Panki Hanuman Mandir is located at Panki, the suburb of Kanpur belongs to Kanpur Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The ancient Panki Hanuman Mandir is located about 8 kms from the Kanpur railway station and main bus stand on the border Panki area of Kanpur city.
There are three temple entrance gates from the east, north and west. The idol of the Lord is east facing in a quite atmosphere with lot of silver emboss art work done around the idol has an interesting feature.
The popularity of this temple is due to the fact that the face of the deity appears to change as the day progresses changes thrice a day. With the raise of Sun in the morning the face of the Lord is seen as a Bala Hanuman (Balargha sathrusha annanaha) bright and childish. During noon the face of the Lord is seen as a youth (Brahmachari). By evening the Lord Hanuman is seen as a Maha Purush (Tejasvee) appears mature as an adult.
Panki Hanuman draws lot of devotees from all over the country and their wishes are heard and fulfilled by the Lord.
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