Temples in Varanasi

Durga Temple
Commonly called the `Monkey temple',was built in the 18th century. Although it is one of the best-known temples, it is open only to Hindus. One has to beware of the daring and menacing. monkeys.

Tulsi Manas Temple

Constructed by a family of Varanasi, this modern temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is situated at the place where Tulasidas, the great medieval seer, lived and wrote the epic "Shri Ramacharit manas", which narrates the life of Lord Rama, the hero of the Ramayana. Verses from Tulasidas' epic are inscribed on the walls of the temple.

New Vishwanth Temple

Situated in the premises of Banaras Hindu University, a modern place of worship planned by Pandit Malaviya and built by the Birlas. Open to all, irrespective of caste or creed