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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  • The daily use of walking around in a hindu Temple, we met a szerzetessel who pávatollakkal caressed our heads, made a cérnából necklace and mormolt few words during the benefit. Here is something sensed India szelleméből ...
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  • Me and girls friends both visit in Monkey temple in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh...this is a nice weekend here.thanku  more »
  • This is a good place to go plenty of monkys to see and of course the temple. Do not trace valuables as you have to empty you pockets and leave all wallets camaras and phones at the gate in a very run ...  more »
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