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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 is another interesting temple and the architecture is worth admiring ....did not manage to do a tour inside due to time constraints 
  • It is not essential, it is small and is why he is called Monkey (no). It has 15 or 20 minutes if you go way to the Temple of the University area.
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  • it is a cleanest temple all round with good vibration one can get.i visit every yearfor last13 years and really i gfeel highly happy with heartful of goodness.one cannot miss this. preists/pandits are...  more »
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