Varanasi Durga Temple Timings: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
The Durga Temple located 2 km from Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh is a famous temple of the 18th century. It was built by a Bengali Queen in Nagara Style architecture. Coloured stained red with ochre, this temple has a multi-tiered spire, which is formed by several numbers of small spires built one upon another.
This popular temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga, is built on a large rectangular tank called Durga Kund in the Southern section of Varanasi. It is believed that Goddess Durga has been present at this place for centuries, protecting Varanasi from the south, as a fierce Goddess guardian. It is also believed that the image of Durga was not installed by human hands, but it was self-manifested in this temple.
Durga is the ‘terrible’ form of Goddess Parvati, and hence people often perform sacrifices of goats during festivals. Non-Hindus are allowed to enter the courtyard but not the inner shrine. The temple is also known as known as ‘Monkey Temple’ because there are so many monkeys here who have apparently made this place as their home.
Varanasi Durga Temple Address:
Uttar Pradesh – 221005.
Contact Number: 099354 67417