Durga TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Ramnagar Road, Samne Ghat Chaumuhari, Varanasi, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
The Durga temple was constructed in the 18th century by a Bengali Maharani but in a North Indian style. The temple has a rectangular tank of water called the Durga Kund meaning a pond or pool. The pond has stone stairs on all sides and a watch pillar at each corner. It has multi-tiered spires and is red in colour, representing the colour of Durga. The Kund was connected to the river thus the river was always replaced. This channel was later closed locking off the water supply. This is now replenished by rain water.
The temple is also known as monkey temple because of the presence of so many monkeys. Every year on Nag Panchami, the act of depicting Lord Vishnu reclining on a coiled mystical snake or Shesha is recreated in the Kund. According to the Puranas, Goddess Durga protects Varanasi from the South through this temple. It is believed that the idol of Durga was not man made but appeared mysteriously on its own. Durga is represented as the embodiment of female power. She is clad in red, riding a tiger and fully armed with Shiva's trident, Vishnu's discus and a sword. Non-Hindus can enter the courtyard of the Durga temple but not the inner sanctum.
The temple is based on a square shape. It has a square campus. The main building of temple is built on a square shaped stage. The shape of building is also four-sided. The stage of the temple contains rooms in it, which are used for temple's staff purposes and sometimes, for Yagya. The campus is a green campus with trees and plants. Visitor can walk around the main temple building in the campus. According to a religious faith in Hinduism, you should walk around the entire building while praying, so you do it. The walls have ornamental scrawls on them and looks divine. The Durga Mandir has fine stone works, which is a fabulous example of north Indian stone work arts. They are simply fabulous.
- It is the most divine, charming and soothing place when it comes to temples in Varanasi.
- You can feel the magic in the air, specially the evening aarti done by the pundits.
- It is not very crowded and you can find hotels within walking distance.
- The monkeys are not intimidating, though there are droppings.
- Do not feed the monkeys.
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- Shayamal Restaurant: Indian
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93.88% of people who visit Varanasi include Durga Temple in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
25.64% of people start their Durga Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Durga Temple
93.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Durga Temple
Being renovated buy yogi government ....It is very old and beautiful temple of goddess durga. Beside dis temple is one kund wherein you can sit and enjoy the fountains, duck and fishes
Very peaceful place... Love and faith is dissolved in air of banaras.. Do the Ishq with banaras ❤️..
Spiritual old temple.
Peaceful place for a every time visit I usually visit in week days and it's a holy place a family place to stay for a while and couples do also roam here for peaceful mind
If you really wants to enjoy , you can go there with you whole family members.Here have something owsom creativity which can inspire you, like beauty of 3D statues, painting and many more ... I'm going to share the stuffs which i like most .. 1.3D Statue 2.Paintings 3.Motering statues. 4.Quite place 5. Sclupters ..........and many more..