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Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan is one of the most famous temples of Varanasi. The Lord Hanuman is honored at Sankat Mochan Temple. Because of presence of large number of monkeys inside the premises, this temple is also known as the Monkey Temple. It is one of Lord Hanuman’s sacred temples, as well as the focal point for Hindus’ many religious and cultural events.

It is located between Durga mandir and New Vishwanath temple The meaning of Sankat Mochan is “relief from all worries.In the early 1900s, educationist and independence warrior Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya “the founder of the BHU” built Sankat Mochan Temple. Every year on Hanuman Jayanti (Lord Hanuman’s birthday), a unique Shobha Yatra  is organized from Durga Kund) to Sankat Mochan Temple.

The temple's lore:

Prasad and Sindoor are placed on the Lord Hanuman statue, which is sold on the temple grounds, by devotees. They also use the flower garland to decorate Lord Hanuman’s idol. The Sankat Mochan temple is distinguished by the presence of Lord Hanuman’s idol in front of his Lord Rama (to whom he is always dedicated unselfishly).People have faith that performing pooja at this ancient temple will grant their wishes as well as provide relief from all problems. In their daily lives, they will discover the path to advancement, success, and prosperity. Tuesday and Saturday are the greatest days of the week to do pooja to Lord Hanuman. On Every Tuesday and Saturday, thousands of devotee’s flocks to the temple to offer prayers to Lord Hanuman and chant the Hanuman Chalisa and Sundarkand. Lord Hanuman, according to Vedic Astrology, saves his people from the Shani Grah, which indicates the development of a variety of problems. The most efficient approach to pleasing Shani is to worship Lord Hanuman. Worshiping Lord Hanuman is also thought to counterbalance the opposite influence of the Mangal Grah, as well as any other planet, according to astrology.

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