Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the oldest inhabited city in India. Varanasi is a famous city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is also called ‘Banaras’ and ‘Kashi’. It is considered one of the most sacred cities in Hinduism and is called Avimukt Kshetra. The city of Varanasi is famous not only in the country but also abroad because of its Ancient Temples. In such a situation, if you are also planning to visit Varanasi, then we have brought a list of grand and Ancient temples here for you. May you find peace of mind and blessings of God wherever you go there.
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi
It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is also known as the Golden Temple. Lord Shiva has special greatness with Kashi. He is also called the Nath Devta of Kashi, the place where the first Jyotirlinga, the light of Shiva resides in the divine light. The Shivling established in Ghats and Uttarwahini Ganga and the temples in Kashi give Varanasi the reputation of an important center of religion, spirituality, devotion, and meditation.
Maa Annapurna Temple Varanasi
Near the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, there is an important temple of Goddess Annapurna, who is considered to be the “Goddess of Food”. Annapurna Food is also very delicious.
Near Scindia Ghat, “Sankat Vimukti Dayini Devi” is an important temple of Goddess Sankata. There is a huge statue of a lion on its premises. Apart from this, there are also nine temples of Nine Planets here.
This is an important and ancient temple of Varanasi which is near the Head Post Office at Visheshgarganj. Lord Kalabhairav is considered as the “Kotwal of Varanasi”, no one can live in Kashi without his permission. His darshan on Sunday has special significance.
Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple
This temple of Lord Shiva is situated on the road leading to Daranagar near Kalabhairav temple. Apart from this, this temple also has great religious importance, whose water is a mixture of many underground water streams and is good for destroying many diseases.
Vishwanath Temple BHU
The new Vishwanath temple was built by Birla ji, located on the premises of Banaras Hindu University established by Mahamana Malviya ji. Open to all castes or creeds.
Tulsi Manas Temple
Built in Varanasi, this temple dedicated to Lord Rama is located at the place where the great medieval seer Goswami Tulsidas lived and wrote the epic “Shri Ramcharitmanas”, which narrates the life of Lord Rama, the hero of the Ramayana. Verses from the epic of Tulsidas ji are inscribed on the walls and it is near Durga Mandir.
The famous temple of Lord Hanuman is situated near the stream of the Asi river on the way to the Durga temple. Lord Hanuman is also known as “Sankatmochan” who brings relief from troubles. This temple was established by Goswami Tulsidas. This temple is also known as the “monkey” Temple, as there are many monkeys inside the premises.
This famous temple was built in the 18th century. The stonework on the temple is very beautiful, It is a fine example of Nagaur craft. Maa Durga is the symbol of Shakti who controls the Entire Universe. Mother Durga is seated here in the form of Kushmanda. An Ancient tank is situated near the “Durgakund” temple.
Bharat Mata Mandir
Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated this temple in 1936 and a marble map of Bharat Mata has been made here. The occasion was gifted by the nationalist Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta (Bharat Ratna) and Shri Durga Prasad Khatri, a prominent numismatist, and archaeologist.