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. Plan your visit to Monkey Temple (Durga Temple) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Varanasi vacation planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    This temple is built by all monkeys, so it's called Monkey temple. Inside sits the very beautiful Maa Durga! Must see temple which is just few steps from Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The dark red colour of the temple makes it stand out in its surroundings. It must be a historic temple, that's why it's finds its mention on the tourist map of Banaras. Otherwise, it feels like an ord...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    One of the must see temples in Kasi, Located very close to sankat mochan and tulsi manas mandir. Temple is red in colour and has a tank next door  more »
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  • March 24, 2017
    Small & Beautiful temple on Chunar Road.
  • April 26, 2017
    Jai mata di
  • March 18, 2017
    Jai mata di

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