Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir
#16 of 28 Places to Visit in Varanasi
Distance (From Varanasi Junction): 8 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: On The Banks Of Assi River
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2 km from Assi Ghat and 8 km from Varanasi Junction, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is a sacred temple on the banks of River Assi in Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. Situated near Durgakund Temple, it is one of the holy temples in Kashi and also one of the top places to visit in Varanasi.
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is one of the revered temples of Lord Hanuman in the city of Varanasi. The word Sankat Mochan means deliverer from troubles. Sankat Mochan Temple was founded by Tulsidas, author of the Ramcharitmanas. It was constructed in 1900s by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya (founder of BHU). It is believed that temple has been built at the very spot where the saint Tulsidas had a vision of Lord Hanuman.
According to Vedic Astrology, Lord Hanuman protects his devotees from the anger of planet Saturn and those who have ill placed Saturn in their horoscope visit Sankat Mochan Temple to get remedy. The laddu offered at this temple is essentially famous among the locals.
Apart from the everyday visitors, thousands of devotees gather here on occasions like Hanuman Jayanti. A special procession known as Shobha Yatra is also arranged which starts from Durgakund Temple. The temple also organizes 'Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh', a classical music and dance festival every year in the month of April, in which musicians and dancers from all over India take part.
Timings: 5 AM to 10 PM