Sankat Mochan Temple, Varanasi

#5 of 55 in Historic Sites in Varanasi
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Hang out with sacred monkeys at Sankat Mochan 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 Temple and other attractions to your Varanasi vacation plans.
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  • one of the most holy and divine experience for us. we visit sankat mochan temple , whenever we are in Varanasi. especially on Tuesdays and Saturday. how ever it may take time to reach here in rush...  more »
  • A large temple complex , well maitained . Its calm and peaceful inside the temple complex. The diety is quite powerful .  more »
  • A very Beautiful temple dedicated to lord Hanuman. The temple clean ,green and spiritual. It's a good place to go with family and friends. Parking facility is also available and yes the sweets available here are damn tasty, must try. If you come in Varanasi make sure you visit this place .
  • I stay just near to Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and its a very peaceful place. The worship grace from this place makes the mind fully energetic. Tuesdays and Saturdays are the two days in a week when its too rush to this road as its the special day to Hanuman. Even if, parking a two-wheeled vehichle makes difficult to park at the place. Would suggest you to once have the look and visit to this beautiful place.

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