Temples in Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the oldest city in India and popularly known as the city of temples. The presiding deity of most of the Varanasi temples is Shiva. The city of Varanasi is on the banks of the holy River Ganga which makes the whole city of Varanasi a holy one.

One of the most famous Hindu temples in Varanasi is the ‘Kashi Vishwanath Temple’ located beautifully on the banks of Ganga and one of the twelve Jyotirilingas of Shiva. It makes the temple one of the important spots in Varanasi Temple tour.

Another famous temple in Varanasi is the ‘Annapurna Temple’ which is located near the Vishwanath Temple. The main deity is the Goddess Parvati who is worshipped as the goddess of food and people have a firm belief that worshipping her would bring prosperity to their lives. If Varanasi temple tour package is taken, the another temple in the list would be Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple which is considered to be constructed by Sri Tulsidas who wrote the famous Ramcharitmanas and was considered to be the reincarnation of Valmiki. This temple is one of the important holy places in Varanasi.

Another major temple in Varanasi is the ‘Durga Kund Mandir’ where the main goddess is ‘Mother Durga’. There is a small pond within the temple where it is believed that taking a bath would make any person holy. Further, a firm belief exists with the people that the Goddess Durga statue was not made by any man rather it appeared on its own. This further makes the temple a very popular temple in Varanasi.

Another famous temple the Kaal Bhairav Temple, situated on the banks of Ganga & considered as one of the oldest temples in India, attaches great historical and cultural values to Hinduism. The temple is dedicated to ‘Kaal Bhairav’ which is considered to be the fiercest form of God Shiva.

The next holy place in Varanasi is the ‘Nepali Temple’ which is considered to be built in the 19th century and acts as a copy of the famous ‘Pashupatinath Temple’ of Nepal. The main deity is Lord Shiva and the temple is famously called as the ‘mini Khajuraho’. This speciality makes the temple an important one to the best temples of Varanasi.

In Varanasi temple tour plan you also find another temple on the list, would be the ‘Bharat Mata Mandir’. This temple is dedicated to Mother India and one of the distinctive features of the temple is the map of undivided India which is made in marble. Thus, the city of Varanasi is an important spiritual destination particularly for Hindus. The Temples of Varanasi (Benares) are built on the banks of the river Ganges and throughout the year pilgrims reach here to immerse themselves in the sacred river which is believed to be an act of purifying the body and soul from all the earthy sins which they have committed and then visiting these temples is considered to be the holiest of all.

Varanasi Tour Packages

Golden Triangle with Mathura Varanasi Haridwar Rishikesh Tour

Golden Triangle with Mathura Varanasi Haridwar Rishikesh Tour

10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination : Delhi- Jaipur-Abhaneri- Fatehpur Sikri- Agra- Varanasi-Haridwar-Rishikesh

Incredible India with Diwali Tour

Incredible India with Diwali Tour

15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination : Delhi-Udaipur-Jaipur-Abhaneri-Fatehpur-Sikri-Agra-Orchha-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Mumbai-Goa

North India Heritage Tour

North India Heritage Tour

9 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Delhi – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri- Agra- Gwalior- Orchha-Khajuraho - Varanasi

Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour

Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour

7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Varanasi - Sarnath - Delhi

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