5 Must-visit Temples in Varanasi

by Alena o. Management

Globetrotters from all over the world are attracted to India’s cultural and spiritual significance and one of the Indian cities that provides the best experience in this front is Varanasi. If you ever plan to head on a Varanasi city tour, here are a few temples that you shouldn’t miss. Take a look.

  1. The magnificent Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi is often referred to as the city of lord Shiva which makes the Kashi Vishwanath Temple one of the most famous places to visit in Varanasi as the temple houses the 12th jyotirlinga and is mentioned in various holy scriptures.

  1. The beautiful Birla Temple

Also known as the new Vishwanath Temple, this structure is built within the Banaras Hindu University and is a popular part of the city. Despite primarily being dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple also consists of nine other temples which add to its appeal.

  1. The famous Tulsi Manasa Temple

While most of the city has shrines dedicated to lord Shiva, this Rama temple is still considered to be one of the most visited shrines in a Varanasi tour. The walls of the temple are adorned with scriptures from the Holy book of Ramacharitramanas which makes the temple complex quite interesting.

  1. The Durga Temple- an abode for monkeys

Every Varanasi tour guide is incomplete without the mention of this holy site. The Durga Temple, as the name suggests, is dedicated to goddess Durga who is considered to be a protector of the city of Varanasi. The temple complex houses a lot of monkeys which is why it is often called the Monkey Temple.

  1. The unique Bharat Mata Temple

While traditionally temples are built to worship a particular God or Goddess, this interesting temple is dedicated to our country or, as we like to call it, Mother India. Idea of a freedom fighter named Shiv Prasad Gupta, the temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and is one of the most popular structures in the city.

Plan Your Trip

So, for your next Varanasi sightseeing tour, don’t forget to pay a visit to these wonderful temples to make the most of the divine vibe of the city.

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