Facts about Sankat Mochan Temple:
The Sankat Mochan Temple Varanasi is a very beautiful and majestic temple of the city. This temple is also known as the monkey temple because the number of monkeys around this temple is in troops. The temple is situated in the south of Varanasi city and nearby the Assi Ghat. As the name of the temple, it relieves the woes of the devotees.
The temple otherwise called the Sankat Mochan Mandir Varanasi and it was established by Indian Independence figure Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in the 1900s. On the auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanti, there is a celebration in the Banaras Sankat Mochan Mandir. People celebrate this festival with great vigor and zeal. A large number of tourists visit there during this occasion. In this temple, there is an idol of Lord Hanuman installed in front of Shri Ram, which is a unique thing from the other Hanuman temples.
There is an ancient pond on the premises of the Sankat Mochan temple Varanasi, many people are not aware of this. Each year in the month of April, the temple organizes a classical music festival here. In Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh, a large number of musicians and performers arrive from all over the country. This festival started 88 years ago and invites various famous artists.
Sankat Mochan Temple Timings:
It opens at 5:00 am in the morning and close at 10:00 pm in the night.
Aarti timings in Sankat Mochan Temple:
Aarti timing is at 4 AM in the morning called Subah Aaarti, and 9 PM in the night called Sandhya Aarti.
How to Reach to Sankat Mochan Temple:
Tourist can go to the temple by a car, auto rickshaw, and cycle rickshaw. It is located approx 11 km from the railway station of Varanasi and similar distance from bus stand. Traveler can easily reach the temple from any where in Varanasi and there is very good facility of transportation at every location of varanasi. YOu just need to ask driver the way to reach he will guide your clearly.
From railway station and bus stand:
Tourist can take auto rickshaw for Sankat Mochan directly from Banaras railway station or banaras bus stand, you will charge Rs 15 (approx) and take 45 minutes to reach.
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