Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi

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Hang out with sacred monkeys at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, a small two story yellow brick structure and a major pilgrimage spot in Varanasi known as The Monkey Temple. Situated by the River Assi, this is one of the three most important temples in the city, connected with Goswami Tulsidas, a famous 16th century poet who had a vision of Lord Hanuman who inspired him to write a long poet about Lord Rama. Reconstructed early in the 20th century by the independence fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya, the temple has a resident population of monkeys. Try besan ladoo, a festivity sweet, which you can also take home as a souvenir. Use our Varanasi trip maker site to add Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and other attractions to your Varanasi vacation plans.
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  • Nice spacious space feels like peaceful and u time traveled 1000 of years before..very old tree with Hanuman ji's idol..  more »
  • There is parking space.Electronic gadget are not allowed inside the temple.If crowded it is difficult to see thegod hanuman  more »
  • One of the most revered temples in Varanasi, it is home to Lord Hanuman and it is said that wishes here do get fulfilled. There are two entrances that lead to the main temple, one from a small alley a...  more »
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  • A very devine place. If you come a spiritual internal power rise in your body. A great full place.
  • Very nice place to visit with family. A very sacred place for Hindus. Mostly crowded on Saturdays and beware of monkeys.
  • A famous hanumam temple in varanasi. It is situated in the main city near Banaras hindu University. Can be reachable by auto and cabs. It is just an old temple . Also its better to buy prasad from outside. As inside they only offers prasad in fixed amount only like 81₹, 151₹ etc.
  • Believed to be built by the famous Indian poet Tulsidas at the exact place where he had a vision of Hanuman. Sankar Mochan means "The one who relieves troubles" which is associated with Lord Hanuman who was the reliever from trouble during the War between Lord Rama and Ravana. The temple was built in early 1500 and is situated along the bank of the Assi River. The temple offers special Besan laddoss that people devour. You'll find many people chanting Hanuman chalisa and Sundarkand here from the books offered here.
  • A very safe and good religious place to visit . Very fresh atmosphere you can visit . Peace of mind is attained there
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