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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), Varanasi

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Admire the vibrant red building of Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), an 18th-century complex dedicated to the Hindu mother goddess Durga. Many, however, refer to the red ochre temple by the primate residents on its premises. Take a walk around the lush green courtyard of the temple, whose idol, legend has it, spontaeously appeared. Admire the dramatic verticality of the Nagara architecture. Shoes and photography are not allowed on the perimeter; non-Hindus can only visit the courtyard and not the inner sanctum. To visit Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and get the most from your holiday in Varanasi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Varanasi family vacation planner.
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  • This temple is dedicated to goddess kushmanda a form of mother durga. The idol in the temple is made up of pure gold. It is a must visit  more »
  • Very Spiritual place. Be careful with monkeys. You will find very peace there. Jai MAta Di.......Sanche darwar ki Jai Ho.  more »
  • Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple is one of the Shakti peeths or holy places where a body part of the goddess fell during tandav. The architecture of the temple emphasizes the square shape.  more »
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  • Small & Beautiful temple on Chunar Road.
  • Jai mata di
  • Jai mata di