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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

Location:

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is located in Saket Nagar very close to Sankat Mochan road.

How to Reach:

You can reach Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple by Car or Auto rickshaw or Cycle rickshaw.

Pooja Timing:

The must attend religious function of this temple is the famous "Pratah Aarti" or dawn offering that takes place at 5 AM in the morning. The "Sandhya Aarti" or the evening offering is performed to Lord Sankat Mochan at around 8:30 in the night. "The Rathri Aarti" is performed at around 10 PM after which the gates are closed. 

Highlights:

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is one of the sacred Temples of Hindu God Hanuman situated by the Assi River in Varanasi, near Banaras Hindu University. Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God, Hanuman, and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The word "Sankat Mochan" means one who helps in removing sufferings i. e. Lord Hanuman. Tulsidas, the author of the famous Hindu epic Ramacharitamanasa, founded the Sankat Mochan Temple.Present Temple structure was built in early 1900s by the educationist and freedom fighter, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, the founder of Banaras Hindu University. It is believed that Temple has been built at the very spot where the medieval Hindu saint Tulsidas, the author of the famous Hindu epic Rama Charita Manasa, had a vision of Hanuman. Thousands of devotees queue up to the Temple to offer prayers to Lord Hanuman on Tuesdays and Saturdays, being associated with Lord Hanuman. According to Hindu mythology, one who visits Sankat Mochan Temple regularly, his wishes get fulfilled. According to Vedic Astrology, Lord Hanuman protects human beings from the anger of planet Saturn and those who have ill placed Saturn in their horoscope visit Sankat Mochan Temple to get remedy. People offer "laddoos" to Lord Hanuman. Sindoor from the statue of Lord Hanuman is put on the foreheads of devotees. The best time to visit this Temple is in the early evening. The temple has every possible facility for the devotees. There is an inn too where devotees can stay overnight.