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Sankat Mochan Temple, Varanasi

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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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  • The sankat mochan hanuman temple i one of those temple which is very sacred. It is that temple where Tulsi das ji wrote Hanuman Chalisa. It is also believed that, Silver comes from the ground... 
    The sankat mochan hanuman temple i one of those temple which is very sacred. It is that temple where Tulsi das ji wrote Hanuman Chalisa. It is also believed that, Silver comes from the ground...  more »
  • This temple is on the outer side the city hence you will get low rush in the Temple. It is the temple you never want to miss and will try to go every time. It is a place where you want to sit & stay.....  more
    This temple is on the outer side the city hence you will get low rush in the Temple. It is the temple you never want to miss and will try to go every time. It is a place where you want to sit & stay.....  more »
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  • A very famous temple thronged by visitors coming from outside to Varanasi. Localities too pay obeisance here regularly. It's crowded all the times and one should have ample time to visit this place This temple is located in a narrow lane from the main road and vehicles cannot come inside the lane. The temple is housed in a big campus and one has to walk a lot inside. Shoes, mobiles etc are not allowed inside. Out side the temple campus, shops selling flowers and sweetmeats are sold. A must visit when in Benares
  • One of the famous temples of Varanasi, Sankat Mochan Temple is said to be very famous as Lord Hanuman is said to grant all wishes. This temple is the center of faith of many people not only from Varanasi but also from other districts. On normal days you can visit easily, the temple is not crowded at all and even the roads are empty. But when it comes to Tuesdays and Saturdays, there is a lot of crowd in the temple. It starts from the road itself.

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