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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. For Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and beyond, use our Varanasi trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Varanasi vacation.
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  • Went with my family to Famous Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji temple. This place of very soulful. Must visit.  more »
  • very different place and the god was very effective, but the famous temple maintenance was not all good.Fully commercial, very disappointed with this.  more »
  • Temple was built in 18 century and you get a feel of that era when you visit the temple. It is untouched by commercialisation so far and that's why has natural walkways and traditions. I went there ea...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. One of the oldest Human Mandir. Parking might be an issue. Tuesdays and Saturdays are packed. You might have to stand in line to get to the main area.
  • Sankat Mochan temple, devoted to Monkey God Hanuman , is a very calm and peaceful place to spend some time at . Looking at the large number of visitors , the temple appears to be very popular as well . On the opposite side of the temple, there is a smaller temple of Lord Rama whose disciple Hanuman was . A short stay at the premises brings peace and satisfaction to the visitors , well worth it. A word of caution, however .Visitors to the temple should be careful with food items and their belongings, especially cellphones as the complex is teeming with a large population of simians who would snatch them given the smallest opportunity .
  • This is one of the most visited temple of Varanasi ,after Kashi Viswanath temple.It is very ancient since the time of Goswami Tulsidas ji who initiated the construction of this temple. It is located in the Saket Nagar area of the city and is about 10 Kms from the Cant, Railway station and 1 Km from the Lanka . It remains heavily crowded on Tues days and Sat days,. It is said that visit to this temple and prayer to Hanuman ji fulfills all the desires and make free from all the troubles. That is why called Sankat Mochan. There is security check up before the entrance and you are not allowed to take camera, mobile or any bag inside this temple.The premises of this temple full of monkeys ,jumping all around and doing all sort of pranks. In the month of April great Sangeet Samaroh is organised in this temple .Many famous artists ,singers dancers take part in it . Satish Tripathi Gorakhpur
  • oldest and internationally famous,amitabh bacchan aishrya rai and many more celebrities already visited here. specially must buy Ladoo made in campus famous for their special taste and patient.
  • Very nice temple . Some time I go there for piece. One of most famous temple of varanasi