BELIEVES OF DEVOTEES LIES IN TEMPLES OF KASHI

 

Kashi also known as city of lord Shiva is famous for its history, culture and of course Temples. Kashi temples were erected from ancient times by Kings, saints, monasteries and communities. These historic temples have devotees all over the world. Kashi is one of the ancient cities of the world and have a history with lord shiva and brahma. It is also said that city kashi is stood up on lord Shiva’s Trishula (weapon of lord Shiva). Thus, it is known as one of the holy city in the world. Some of the temples are since ancient times. These temples are Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Kund Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Annapurna Devi Temple

 

Kashi Vishwanath Temple:

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is one of the most worshiped Shiva temple in Hinduism and has been mentioned in the Puranas including the Kashi Khanda (section) of Skanda Purana. The original Vishwanath temple was destroyed by the army of Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1194 CE, when he defeated the Raja of Kannauj as a commander of Mohammad Ghori. The temple has been destroyed and rebuilt several times in the past 800 years and the existing structure was erected in 18th century.

LOCATION:

Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

OPENING TIME AND CLOSING TIME: Open 24Hrs

 

Durga Kund Temple:

The architecture of Durga Mandir is of a Nagara style, which is typical of North India. The temple has a rectangular tank of water called the Durga Kund (“Kund” meaning a pond or pool.) The temple has multitiered spires and is stained red with ochre, representing the red colour of Durga. The Kund was initially connected directly to the river thus the water was automatically replenished. This channel was later closed, locking off the water supply, which is replenished only by rain or drainage from the Temple. Every year on the occasion of Nag Panchami, the act of depicting Lord Vishnu reclining on the coiled-up mystical snake or “Shesha” is recreated in the Kund.

LOCATION: 27, Durgakund Rd, Durgakund, Anandbagh, Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005

OPENING TIME AND CLOSING TIME:

Monday 5am–11pm

Tuesday 4am–12am

Wednesday 5am–11pm

Thursday 5am–11pm

Friday 5am–11pm

Saturday 4am–12am

Sunday 5am–11pm

 

Sankat Mochan Temple:

This temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Hanuman. The temple was established by famous Hindu preacher and poet saint Sri Goswami Tulsidas in the early 16th century and is situated on the banks of the Assi river. The deity was named “Sankat Mochan” meaning the “reliever from troubles”.

In the temple, offerings to Lord Hanuman (called Prasad) are sold like the special sweet “besan ke ladoo”, which the devotees relish; the idol is also decked with a pleasant marigold flower garland as well. This temple has the unique distinction of having Lord Hanuman facing his Lord, Rama, whom he worshipped with steadfast and selfless devotion.

LOCATION:

Sankat Mochan Rd, Padampuri Colony, Durgakund, Jawahar Nagar Colony, Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010

OPENING TIME AND CLOSING TIME:

Monday 4–9am

Tuesday 4–9am

Wednesday 4–9am

Thursday 4–9am

Friday 4–9am

Saturday 4–9am

Sunday 4–9am

 

Annapurna Devi Temple:

Annapurna Devi Mandir is located near the Kashi Vishwanath temple, there is a nice temple of Devi Annapurna, believed to be the “Goddess of Food”. She is a form of Parvati. She is also known as Kashipuraadeeshwari (“Queen of Kasi”).

LOCATION:

Annapurna Math Mandir D 9, 1, Vishwanath Galli, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

OPENING TIME AND CLOSING TIME:

All days of the week

5:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 

Bharat Mata Temple:

Bharat Mata Mandir was built in 1936 and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. Instead of traditional statues of gods and goddesses, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble. This temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.

LOCATION:

Vidyapeeth Road, Cannt Road Lalapura, Chanuwasatti Chandua Chittupur, Guru Nanak Nagar Colony, Chetganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

OPENING TIME AND CLOSING TIME:

Monday 7am–5:30pm

Tuesday 7am–5:30pm

Wednesday 7am–5:30pm

Thursday 7am–5:30pm

Friday 7am–5:30pm

Saturday 7am–5:30pm

Sunday 7am–5:30pm

 

There are many more temples with amazing history and beliefs situated in kashi these are as follows:

Tridev Temple– Lanka Rd

Nepali Temple– Lalita Ghat

Shri bhatuk bhairav mandir– rathyatra

Shri Satyanarayan Tulsi Manas Mandir– Durga Kund rd

Tilbhandeshwar Temple– Tilbhandeshwar rd

ISKCON Temple– Durgakund Rd

 

In India Temples play a very devotional role in human’s Life. And kashi itself is known for devotions and devotees and if we talk about temples of kashi its beyond devotions. People come in kashi in search of cure to their bad karma and pain. They believe that once they visit kashi they will be realized by all the pains they are going to get by their karma. People have faith in kasha and temples of kashi