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
Bharat Mata Temple - Review
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.
Bharat Mata Temple Information
- 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.
Restaurants Near Bharat Mata Temple
- Moti Mahal Delux: Indian, Chinese
- Shree cafe Vegetarian Restaurant: Indian, Continental
- El Parador: Continental
- Sri Annapurna: Indian, Chinese, Continental
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95% of people who visit Varanasi include Bharat Mata Temple in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
20.75% of people start their Bharat Mata Temple visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bharat Mata Temple
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Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi Reviews
I had always wanted to see this temple after hearing so much about it, and so finally made the trip last year. It's a little out of the way but if you get peckish, there's a mall nearby (Domino's Pizza, cinema etc). I thought the map itself was a marvellous creation, although the surrounding area looks a bit unkept. I also liked the fact that I was left alone to film, no touts bothered me. Don't forget to go down the stairs for a ground level view that's pretty cool.
Bharat Mata Mandir (meaning "Mother India Temple") is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. Instead of traditional statues of gods and goddesses, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble. This temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.
Bharat Mata Mandir is one of its kind temple in the world. Map of Undivided India is worshipped in this temple. This place is very beautiful and amazing.
The condition of the temple has deteriorated because of the ongoing case at Allahbad high court which has prohibited both the claimants (the government and the owner of the temple) from doing anything unless the property dispute is resolved. At the centre of the temple, the undivided India has been carved out of the floor and the map represents its topography very well. It shouldn't take any more than 15 minutes to explore the site. Near to the temple, there is Lalit Kala Bhawan in the same premises. It has many artworks, outside and inside the building, made by students from the art department of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidhyapeeth.
Ambience of the temple is Very good. Place is very crowded due to heavy tourist attractions. But sorry to inform that we were not allowed to enter the temple due to visit of some VIP. Our Varanasi tour was incomplete so far.