Most famous Temple in Varanasi Add if you Know


Varanasi also know as Banaras or Kashi. Do you know that apart from Baba Kashi Vishwanath temple there are many other temples famous for tourist attraction in Varanasi city.

Here is the list off Temple in Varanasi Small & Famous 

1 Baba Kashi Vishwanath 


Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Baba Vishwanath, one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva and he is regarded as the patron deity of Varanasi. The Baba Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple at Varanasi has high religious significance and is the center of faith for millions of Hindus and also for other cast people. The temple was visited by many great saints including Saint Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Shree Swami Vivekananda, Saint Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Goswami Tulsidas,Adi Shankaracharya and Gurunanak Dev. Baba Vishwanath is considered to the supreme origin of the spiritual truth and strengthens the bonds of universal brotherhood. It is believed that a single darshan of Baba Vishweshwara Jyotirlinga is considered to auspicious more than the darshan of other jyotirlingas in India. 

According to the documents written by legends, the temple has been mentioned in the Puranas including the Kashi Khanda of Skanda Purana. The original Vishwanath Temple was destroyed by the arbi muslim army of Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1194 CE, when he defeated the Raja of Kannauj. Baba Kashi Vishwanath temple has been rebuilt several times over the past few centuries. The present temple was built in 1780 CE by Rani Ahalyabai Holkar of Indore after Mughal emperor Aurangzeb destroyed the previous Baba Vishwanath temple you can read Kashi Vishwanath Temple Break History and built a mosque at the site (now adjacent to it), which is called as Gyanvapi Mosque. A Naubatkhana was built in front of the temple by Collector Mohammad Ibrahim Khan in 1785. The two beautiful domes of the temple were covered with gold donated by Punjab Kesari Maharaja Ranjeet Singh in 1839. The management of the temple was taken under UP Government in 1983.

The temple complex consists of a series of smaller shrines, located in a small lane called Vishwanatha Gali. The main Shiva Linga of the temple is 60 cm tall and 90 cm in circumference and is enshrined in a silver altar. There are small temples for Kaalbhairav, Dhandapani, Avimukteshwara, Vishnu, Vinayaka, Sanishwara, Virupaksha and Virupaksha Gauri. There is a small well in the temple called the Gyanvapi (the wisdom well) and it is said that the main priest of the temple had jumped in the well with the Shiva Linga in order to protect the lord from the invaders.

Mahashivratri and Dev Deepawali are the major festivals celebrated at Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Being the most famous temple of Varanasi, the temple witnesses around 3,000 devotees on daily basis and the footfall increases to 100,000 on special occasions. 

2. Shree Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

Shree Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman who is considered to be the remover of dangers of devotees.
The Shree Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is located in southern part of Varanasi. It was built by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviyaji who is also credited to have planned Banaras Hindu University ( BHU ) and Birla temples
Uniqueness of temple one can notice themselves once entered to Shree Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. There is abundance of monkeys. You can see squeaking, shrieking, snatching, mimicking and fighting monkeys either among themselves or with devotees. Hanuman Jayanti is one of big procession is taken out which comes in month of April. People offer laddoos as Prasad and sindoor (vermilion) to Hanumanji. It is said that once Lord Hanumanji rubbed all sindoor on his body after seeing that Mata Sita put sindoor on head to get love of Lord Shree Rama. Since then vermilion is offered to Lord Hanuman as an offering.
Another unique thing, besides mimicking monkeys is that this temple has Lord Hanuman sitting before Lord Rama, in the same form as he is said to have done throughout his life for Lord Rama as devotion to him.

Kaal Bhairav Mandir


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