The confluence of rivers, especially the Sangam of the Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati in Prayagraj, holds immense spiritual significance in Hinduism. The temple’s proximity to this confluence amplifies its sanctity, making it a pivotal pilgrimage site.
Lord Hanuman is revered in Hinduism as a symbol of strength, devotion, and selfless service. The Lete Hanuman Mandir, with its unique idol, serves as a reminder of Hanuman’s unwavering devotion to Lord Rama, his role in the Ramayana, and his promise to always protect his devotees.
According to legend, a wealthy merchant from Kannauj was transporting a massive stone idol of Lord Hanuman. Upon reaching the Sangam in Prayagraj, a divine dream instructed him to leave the idol at this sacred confluence. Over time, the idol became a part of the riverbed, leading to its unique reclining position in the temple.
The Lete Hanuman Mandir is distinctive because it houses a colossal idol of Lord Hanuman in a reclining position, half-submerged in the waters of the Ganges. This representation is unparalleled, making it the only temple globally where Lord Hanuman is depicted in such a manner.