Located on the outskirts of the city, Mangalnath Temple is among the most important shrines on the tourist circuit. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva or Mahadeva, who is worshipped by devotees from far and wide. According to Matsya Purana, the Mangalnath Temple is considered to be the birthplace of Mars. It is said that during ancient times, the temple was one of the best places to get a clear view of Mars and a great spot for astronomical studies. Located on the banks of River Kshipra, the temple is associated with the belief that it will rid visitors of their dark energies and problems. From here, visitors can also get a picturesque and sweeping view of the holy Kshipra river.

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