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Varanasi, Varanasi City, Varanasi India, Varanasi News

Durga Temple

Durga temple is one of the most famous temples of Varanasi city. At the northern edge of the Durga temple there is a beautiful water pool (Kunda). There are many shrines of goddess in the Durga temple like Durg Vinayak, Dvareshvari ( Shitala Mata), Santoshi mata, and Dvareshvara etc.

Devareshvara (Shiva) is the protector of the gate. This temple was constructed by Queen Rani Bhavani of Natore, Bengal. She has also constructed the kunda in the 18th century. There is an image of Durga in the temple which symbalises the 4th form. Kush manda among the nine farms of Devi Durga. Directly in front we can see the image of Durga. The Durga idol is always covered with tinseled cloth and a decorated mask made of silver. A small lamp always burns inside the shrine. On every Tuesdays and Sundays this temple attracts a large mass of devotees. Non-Hindus are generally not allowed to enter. People come here with full devotion and offer prayer and flowers.



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