Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi

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You won't see traditional statues of deities at Bharat Mata Temple--the site is famed for featuring a huge map of India carved into marble. Dedicated to Mother India, the site dates back to the 1930s. To visit Bharat Mata Temple and other attractions in Varanasi, use our Varanasi attractions planner.
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  • It is an out of the way place from the main city and with traffic took some time to get to. It is a very large topo map of India carved out of marble in 1936. It represents India prior to the partitio...  more »
  • I loved the idea of a marble model of the Indian subcontinent and spent plenty of time there. The model itself is still in acceptable shape. But the building and the surrounding tells the story of a f...  more »
  • This is unique temple itself as it is dedicated to mother india (bharat mata). It contains real map of india and represent all reilgion, community in it. Nice and worth to visit if you love your count...  more »
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  • If you want to see whole india in a physical view or 3D view then move on. A great place to learn the height and depth of our motherland with respect to sea and mountains. It is a good experience to see The Great Himalaya in 3d. We should be proud to have such a temple of our country.
  • It's a serene place . Good display of Indian subcontinent terrain. Har Har Mahadev.
  • Very well engraved ancient India map with clear description of each and every part. And lot more cannot explain in words. Go visit and experience
  • Huge indian map engraved in white marble in center of the mandir which is the main attraction of this place considering it is built in 30's era and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi . Other than that, nothing special. Park in front of the building is in worn torn condition. Bharat Mata photo is also lying in a corner covered in dust. Heavily need for renovation.
  • It's a good palce to visit while you are in the city, this is perhaps the only temple where geographical map of India (undivided),inaugareted by gandhi ji.

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