Seth Anandram Jaipuria Smriti Bhawan Society
Baradeo, Godowlia, Near Marwari Hospital,
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Pin – 221001, India
M: +91 93078 07150 T: 542-2412/709/766/674
Surjidevi Kunjlal Jaipuria Charitable Trust
Near Vindhyavasini temple, Vindhyanchal
Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, Pin – 231307, India
M: +91-93354 62092
|Ganga Ghat||1 KM||5 MINUTES|
|Baba Viswanath Temple||1 KM||5 MINUTES|
|Sarnath||10 KM||35 MINUTES|
|Banaras Hindu University||5 KM||15 MINUTES|
|Sankat Mochan Mandir||3 KM||10 MINUTES|
|Durga Mandir||3 KM||10 MINUTES|
|Maa Vindhyavasini Temple||3 KM||10 MINUTES|
|Ashtabhuji Devi Temple||3 KM||10 MINUTES|
|Rameshwar Mahadev Temple||8 KM||15 MINUTES|
|Sita Kund||5 KM||10 MINUTES|
|Ramagya Ghat||2.4 KM||8 MINUTES|
|Kali Khoh Temple||3 KM||10 MINUTES|
The holy river Ganga is adorned with 88 ghats along its course, making it a breathtaking sight. The aarti ceremony performed at the riverbanks is a mesmerizing experience. Additionally, a boat ride on the Alaknanda River is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring adventure. The Ganges riverside is also home to various unique and interesting activities, making it a pleasant and enjoyable experience to observe.
Sarnath is just half an hour’s drive from Varanasi. This is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermons after attaining enlightenment to 5 disciples. Things to see include Stupa, Buddha statue, Buddha temple Ashoka Stambha, deer park and museum. You need at least 3 hours to see monuments in Sarnath.
Whether visiting for pilgrimage, to offer Prayers or as a visitor, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a must visit if you are in Varanasi
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is one of the sacred temples of the Hindu God Hanuman. It is situated on the banks of Pouranic Assi river.
Monkey temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and was constructed in the 18th century by the Queen of Bengal as a center of devotion. The temple is known to be guarded by monkeys, which can be even fed by the devotees.
It also has a kund that is known to be connected to Ganga, and its water is known to have therapeutic properties. This temple is a must-visit place in Varanasi if you wish to seek the blessings of Goddess Durga, who is known to be the principal deity of this temple.
Vindhyachal is about Maa Vindhyavasini and the temple holds great spiritual significance and faith for its devotees. Situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga, people take a dip into the river, with the belief that this will let them wash away their sins and they can start a new life thereafter.
Vindhyavasini temple, Ashtabhuja temple (3km from Vindhyavasini temple) and Kali khoh temple (2km from Vindhyavasini temple) are the three main temples and visiting these temples forms a trikona parikrama which is a common ritual here. Vindhyachal looks amazingly beautiful during navratras and other festivals. Also, there are Kajali competitions that are held here in the month of June.
Kali Khoh temple is dedicated to Kali Maa and is in the form of a cave. Goddess Kali is believed to be incarnated to kill the demon Raktabeej who had a boon that every droplet of his blood will give birth to another Raktabeej right away.
This made killing the demon extremely difficult. It is believed that Ma Kali stretched her tongue all over the ground and licked all the blood and swallowed all his duplicates.
According to the story of Sita Kund, while returning home from the exile goddess Sita felt thirsty and thus, Lord Lakshman pierced an arrow into the ground from where the water came out of it in the form of a fountain.
This temple is dedicated to goddess Saraswati who is mostly associated with literature or Vidya. Ashtabhuja, Lord Krishna’s sister, had been running from Kansa’s trap who tried to kill her and finally found a shelter here.
Ramgaya Ghat is at a distance of about 2 km from Vindhyachal and is believed to be the place where Lord Ram offered prayers for the attainment of peace for his demised father’s soul.