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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  • Very well maintained and one can have a very peaceful prayers. Good place of worship for Hindus. It was built some time in 18th Century.  more »
  • This neat compact temple is v close to Sankat Mochan Temple.You must visit this temple of Mother Goddess.It's quite organised.  more »
  • Another of must visit temple if u r in varanasi. Temple by the pond. Beautifully lit for the night with the fountains. Gets crowded on Fridays and other specific occasion.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to hang around in the evening. Nice fresh air next to the water with plenty of sitting arrangement. Peaceful place in the center of the city
  • One of the most famous temple of Varanasi and on some specific days it's crowdy too. If you are traveling to Varanasi for the first time then I recommend you to visit this temple. I hope you will have a good time here.
  • A very calm,peace and a very gud place to stay for some time our durga ma gives us blessed to forget all our stress and tension of life and face it with power. I want to say everyone should to spend some time for a better and stress free movement..!
  • It's one of the known temples of Varanasi. Situated near "Durgakund", it's a temple of deity Durga. Also, it's very near to "Sankatmochan Hanuman Mandir". The transportation here can be tough, try using battery-rickshaw from/to here. It'll be a little bit costly, but will be continent.
  • One of the popular temples of Varanasi, Durga Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Durga and was built in the 18thcentury by a Bengali Maharani. It is believed that the Goddess appeared on its own in this temple in the form of a statue (murti) that is still there in the inner sanctum. It is also said that the Goddess protects and saves the sacred land of Benaras (Varanasi) since then. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees especially during Navratri.
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