Sankat Mochan Temple995 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Sankat Mochan Road, Saket Nagar, Nagwa Lanka, Varanasi, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-5422313884
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Lord Hanuman is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of Rama. If you dedicate yourself to Lord Hanuman, he will protect you from the anger of planet Saturn. People have ill placed Saturn in their horoscope and to remedy this visit Sankat Mochan Temple. This temple is devoted to the avatar of the divinity who removes all difficulties and sufferings.
It is believed that temple has been built on the very spot where Tulsidas had a vision of Hanuman. He was a Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher. Tradition states that regular visits to this temple will appease Lord Hanuman. Every Tuesday and Saturday thousands of devotees queue to the temple to offer prayers. Mythology tells us how Lord Hanuman engulfed the Sun in his mouth thus humbling all the gods. The angels and gods started worshipping him for the Sun’s release. Some astrologers believe that revering Lord Hanuman will defuse the ill effects of the planet Mars as well.
The presence of monkeys inside the premises makes this temple more ethereal. The temple was constructed by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of BHU. The Hanuman Jayanti, which is the birthday of Lord Hanuman is celebrated here every year. They organise a special Shobha Yatra, which is a parade from Durga temple to the Sankat Mochan Temple. The devotees put sindoor on the statue and offer laddoos to Lord Hanuman. Sindoor is a red pigment made from powdered red lead and applied as a dot on the forehead. Laddoo is an Indian sweet made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and shortening, and shaped into a ball. They have several aartis of which the most famous is Pratah Aarti, which takes place at dawn. The Sandyha Aarti is an evening prayer and the Rathri Aarti is performed at night.
The Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh takes place every year in the month of April. It is a classical music and dance concert celebration. In this celebration, great musicians and performers from all across the India come to take part. This event started 88 years ago. In the 2009, the vocalist Pandit Jasraj and Kathak model Pandit Birju Maharaj took part in the celebration.
Sankat Mochan Temple Travel Tips
- The evening aarti is very amazing and stunning.
- It is not crowded and there are accommodations nearby.
- There are pundits studying and meditating making the temple spiritual.
- You could actually be part of the ritual and begin to appreciate the reverence of the believers.
- You can hire a guide to help you understand the history and culture of this temple.
- Beware of screeching monkeys.
- Festive Villa: Continental
- Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe: Indian, Italian, Chinese
- Shayamal Restaurant: Indian
- Kerala Café: South Indian
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Varanasi before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Varanasi and book an accommodation of your choice.
58.19% of people who visit Varanasi include Sankat Mochan Temple in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
44.07% of people start their Sankat Mochan Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sankat Mochan Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sankat Mochan Temple