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About Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers of the Hindus houses temples of almost all the main Gods and Goddesses and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple dedicated to Hanuman is a proof of that. This temple close to river Assi is believed to be constructed on the spot Tulsidas, the author of Rancharitmanas had a vision of Hanuman. However, the present day temple was built by Madan Mohan Malviya in the early 1900s. Apart from the everyday visitors, thousands of devotees gather here on occasions like Hanuman Jayanti. A special procession or Shobha Yatra is also arranged which starts from Durgakund at the famous Durga Temple. Prasad for the offering is sold outside the Sankat Mochan Temple in the southern part of Varanasi, close to the Banaras Hindu University. People put vermillion or Sindoor on the statue of Lord Hanuman and offer laddoos to the God. The Sindoor from the statue is then on devotees foreheads, and it is believed that the God protects his devotees from troubles.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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