Maa Durga Temple Darshan
Durga Mandir, also known as Durgkund Mandir and Durga Temple, is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the Maa Durga. Durga Mandir was constructed in 18th century by Bengali Maharani (Bengali Queen). Durga Mandir was constructed in 18th century by Bengali Maharani. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. Next to the temple, is a kund (pond) which was earlier connected to the river Ganges. It is believed that the existing icon of the goddess was not made by a man but appeared on its own in the temple. Durga Mandir is situated on the Sankat Mochan road, adjacent to Durga Kund, 250 meters north of Tulsi Manas Mandir, 700 meters north-east of Sankat Mochan Mandir and 1.3 kilometers north of Banaras Hindu University.
In adhyaya (chapter) 23 of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, this temple's origin is explained. As per the text, Kashi Naresh (king of Varanasi) called for a Swayamvar for his daughter Sashikala's marriage. The King later learnt that the princess was in love with vanvasi prince Sudarshan. So Kashi Naresh got his daughter secretly married to the prince. When the other Kings (who were invited for Swayamvar) got to know about the marriage, they got angry and went on war with Kashi Naresh. Sudarshan then offered prayers to Durga, who came on a lion and fought the war for Kashi Naresh and Sudarshan. After the war, Kashi Naresh pleaded to Durga to protect Varanasi and with that belief, this temple was constructed.
On arrival Varanasi Airport/Railway Station meet our representative. He will breif about your tour in short and will hand over the tour related documents.
2Maa Durga Temple Darshan
Visit Maa Durga Temple, Durgakund and others. Lunch will be serveden-route. Temples have rules regarding the dress code, use of camera and others. Please obey to rules to avoid being blocked from entering into the temple.
3Maa Durga Temple Entry Fee/Cost ?
There is no entrance fee to enter the temple. If you are planning to perform rituals under your name, you don't need to buy tickets for the same. Buying flowers for the deity from the shops near the temple is a common act. It is not compulsory to buy flowers.
After, you would be dropped back at your hotel or taken to airport/railway station as per your request.
5Varanasi Railway station to Maa Durga Temple distance ?
The temple is located 6 km away from the Cantt railway station. Maduadih railway station is just 6 km away from the temple. You can reach the temple by taxi or auto rickshaw.
6How to Reach Maa Durga Temple ?
You can reach to the Temple by hiring, Auto, Tuk-Tuk, Cab and Rickshaw from any corner of the Varanasi city.