Durga Temple, Varanasi
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Durga Temple

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14 Ratings & 7 Reviews

About Durga Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Saturday: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Sunday: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Public Holidays: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Durga Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga, is one of the popular temples, which is also known as the monkey temple. Constructed during 18th century by a Bengali Maharani, the temple possesses North Indian or Nagara style of architecture.

Housing a multi-tiered shikhara, the temple is located on a rectangular tank, which is often called as the Durga Kund.

According to the legend, the idol in the temple is not made by man but appeared on its own. It is believed that Goddess Durga has protected this place for many centuries and the holy city from the South.

The temple is known with the name of monkey temple as tourists can spot number of monkeys in the vicinity of the temple area. The temple during the celebrations of Navratri and other auspicious occasions sees a huge number of devotees.

Another prominent location named Durga Ghat is located in close vicinity of the temple. Being one of the well known ghats in Varanasi, Durga Ghat was built by a saintly person, Narayana Diksit in 1772. The ghat also houses a small temple dedicated to Kharva Narsimha.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Rahul Verma

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  • Rahul Verma
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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Ananth Pranesh

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  • Ananth Pranesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 99 photos
  • 73 Reviews
  •  279 helpful votes
  •  42693 readers

"Durga Temple in the heart of city" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Durga Temple is in the heart of the city of Varanasi. It has a main Durga shrine. It also has shrines for Hanuman and Chand Bhairav. Next to the temple, is a pond known as Durga Kund and the area is named as Durga Kund area. Temple is quite clean and well-organized.
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Saurabh Gupta

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  • Saurabh Gupta
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  171 readers

"Famous one"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The temple afford Durga, was most famous and a lot of epic of their history, Jal Kund and their redfish also attention point. Mans Mandir is walking distance of Durga Mandir.
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Amit Ghosh

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  • Amit Ghosh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 23 photos
  • 500 Reviews
  •  72 helpful votes
  •  89817 readers

"Where myths come alive"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Durga Mandir in Varanasi is an age old temple dedicated to goddess Durga. The architecture of the temple is intriguing. There is a pond by the temple which is beautiful. It is also believed that the idol in the temple appeared on its own.
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Mukesh Singh

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  • Mukesh Singh
  • Lives in Mathura
  • 26 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  884 readers

"Average place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2015
The site is good enough to be enjoyed because there is a pond near the temple in which people use to feed Fishes. The most good thing is that there is a shopping mall near this site.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 47 photos
  • 432 Reviews
  •  153 helpful votes
  •  141560 readers

"Good-looking temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2015
This temple is located in Ramnagar in Varanasi. It is very old temple. This temple is dedicated to Maa Durga. This building is built of square shape. It is built with stone and near a pond. It is very good looking and very ancient temple.
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Ravindra Katakam

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  • Ravindra Katakam
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  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 7 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  1680 readers

"Must visit for travellers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 6, 2015
Travellers must see the Durga temple & Shakti peeth temple of Vishalakshi temple. The temples are not maintained properly to compare the other Goddess Durga mata / Shiva temples.
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A S

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  • A S
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews
  •  2056 helpful votes
  •  516727 readers

"Monkey Temple"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
As the name goes, watch out for monkeys here. Try not to carry anything especially not something edible because monkeys can attack you. This places is very crowded with devotes most of which are monkeys (pun not intended). The main deity here is Durga whose idol is situated in a rectangular kund but it is more famous because of its monkey.
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