Bharat Mata TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth Campus, Varanasi 221002, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
The Bharat Mata Temple was built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. This is the only temple dedicated to Mother India and is within the campus of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. This shrine houses a map of undivided India carved out of marble with plains, mountains, and oceans. Mahatma Gandhi hoped this temple would serve as a cosmopolitan table for all Indians. He did not want religions, castes and creeds, including Harijans to judge vision. The temple was to promote unity, peace, and love amongst Indians.
The marble idol of Bharat Mata is showed as a woman dressed in a saffron-coloured sari. She is holding the flag of India in one of her hands. There are 8 storeys and elevators have been installed for tourists. Each level has its own theme with figures of mythological legends, and religious deities. There are freedom fighters and leaders. The museum pays respect to all those who helped shaped India.
Find the statue of Bharat Mata adorning the hall in the first floor. She has a pot of milk in one hand and grain in the other. This is to signify the nature of a mother with her baby. 'Shoor Mandir' is the title fixed to the second floor and it is dedicated to the legendary heroes of India. The third floor is dedicated to honoured women of India. 'Sant Mandir' is the fourth floor is devoted to the great saints from different religions of India. The assembly hall on the fifth floor has different religions in India represented on the walls. The Goddess Shakti is represented in different forms in the sixth floor. The seventh floor is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva shrine is on the eighth floor.
The design of the temple is unique. It stands on five pillars which represents the four elements and the Sky. Earth, wind, air and fire are the basic elements of creation. All these pillars merge at the top with the Supreme sky.
The other unique feature of this temple is its unique design. It stands on five different pillars and each pillar symbolizes earth, water, fire, water and Sky which constitutes the five basic elements of creation. This temple is placed amidst the natural beauty overlooking the Ganges and holy Ghats.
- This effort was taken in a time and age where technology was not progressive as it is today.
- It is very informative.
- You can hire a guide for better understanding.
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80.76% of people who visit Varanasi include Bharat Mata Temple in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
29.33% of people start their Bharat Mata Temple visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bharat Mata Temple
93.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bharat Mata Temple
A marvelous piece of art. One of a kind in India. 3D map of India and associated oceans with perfect measurement, with perfect proportionate height from sea level. A delight to have a glance at it.
Here a great map of India whose dimensions is 9.5 into 9.2 meter long. Made in 1936 which was inogerated by Mahatma Gandhi. The map is made on tiles of size 11*11 inches and the number of tiles is 762.
Very nice to place to visit. A magnificent marble map of undivided India is worth watching.
Bharat Mata Mandir in Varanasi is of great historical reference and is very near the Cantt Railway station. Can be reached by Rickshaw. It is built inside Kashi Vidya Peeth University campus. The description given on the wall gives you a view of year by year and era wise explanation. A great place to take school students for Class Visit. More funds should be sanctioned for maintaining this place. Also Varanasi Tourism should put it in the must see place. Needs more advertising so that more people become aware of this place.
Mata temple near Sigra Kashi Hindu Vidyapeeth temple was good there is no ticket for entry fees there on the floor making the Google India map we call Bharat Mata Mandir there is coming and going many tourist for visit morning to evening on Sunday there are many people going to their visit not so many and surfaces clean the staff is take care of this Temple