Temples of Kashi – Maa Aadi Shakti Durga

prasad of durga ji banaras kashi varanasi

Durga temple is also known as the Monkey temple (because of the presence of the huge number of monkeys), situated in the Durga Kund, Varanasi. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It was built in the 18th century. Durga temple was constructed by a Bengali Maharani in the north Indian Style with multi-tiered shikhara. An attractive pond known as the Durga Kund is made on the right side of the temple which really increases the beauty of the temple. The pond has stone stairs at all sides as well as there is watch pillars at each corner of the pond.

The statue of Goddess Durga is not human-made; it was appeared by its own in the temple. Millions of Hindu devotees go to the Durga temple in the Navratri and other propitious occasions and pray to the Goddess Durga to complete their wishes. This temple is made up in a square shape with the red colour stone representing the colour of the Mata Durga. Some of the devotees make a round around the building of the temple for their religious importance he Hinduism. It is considered that Durga Mata always protects the Varanasi from problems.

In Hinduism, it is considered that Mata Durga is the incarnation of the Shakti (Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva) means female power. Mata Durga is dressed in red colour having a ride on a tiger and entirely equipped with the Shiva’s trident, Vishnu’s discus, sword etc.

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