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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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  • The portrait of India, incessant movement of people bringing offerings and asking for protection with great faith.
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  • The temple is dedicated to Shiva's wife and so there's always a lot of women. 12 days to catch otherwise closed altar. Rchen' clean and pleasant atmosphere. what would go inside, you need to razutsja and pass the big bags. Allowed with small bags and cameras. Does not prohibit photography. The temple can buy charms from Dugry and consecrate. Really enjoyed the underlined.
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  • A short walk past many women and children begging for money saw us at the temple. Shoes off we entered a packed temple with worshippers in lines of male and female making their way to the shrine. Arou...  more »
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