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Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

Varanasi, India
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Ranked #18 of 52 Attractions in Varanasi
Type: Religious Sites
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Durga temple is located at Durga kund. In the Hinduism, it is considered that Mata Durga is the incarnation of the Shakti (Power). Ma Durga is dressed in red color having ride on a tiger and entirely equipped with the Shiva’s trident, Vishnu’s discus, sword.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Durga temple, also known as the "monkey temple" is one of the important temples of Varanasi. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Durga temple was built in the eighteenth century. A Bengali Maharani built the Durga temple in Nagara Style (the North Indian style of temple architecture). It is stained red with ochre and has a multi-tiered shikhara... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Durga Temple of varanasi offers every hindu travelers a chance of showing their devotion to the Goddess of power. But unmanaged line and unhygienic environment of in and around the temple makes the visitor uncomfortable.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Don't carry anything in hand..Everywhere monkeys..will come very near and ask whatever you have in your hand.. don't resit to give..

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I liked the monkey temple and went on tuesday our tourist guide Ganesh said that on tuesday every one should do the prayer of Hanuman lots of monkeys were their in this temple

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Durga Temple is one of the most important worship place for the people of Varanasi City and a very well known landmark as well. There is a pond just next to the temple, because of which the place is also called DurgaKund (Pond of Godess Durga). The distance of the temple is 8-9 kms from the main railway station (Cantt... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Durga temple situated in Varanasi, is known as the "Monkey Temple" because of the presence of huge number of monkeys, . The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It is one of the worth visit at Varanasi. The idol of Goddess Durga present here is 'SWAYAMBOO' (self born). Large number of; Hindu devotees visit this temple during the Dasara... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A holy place in Indian sub-continent to experience MOTHER GODDESS SHE helped devotee and also honored request of devotee to be there for ever. Visit with faith.

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Kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

be aware from monkey.they can snatched your mobile , specs,bags even handkys also.other than lots of monkey there is nothing lots to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I'm not a big fan of monkeys so I may not be too objective here. It's one of the must see sights in Varanasi so we went. There are lots and lots of monkeys, everywhere - and a lot of shrines.

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