Tulsi Manas Temple
Tulsi Manas Temple
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padmaja111
Hyderabad, India254 contributions
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Mar 2014 • Family
This temple is built by wealthy Birla family in 1964, in white marble. We were told that to fulfil the wish of his mother ,Seth constructed this ,in the place where saint Tulasidas( 16th century.....emperor Akbar befriended him and announced that devotees of Rama should not be harassed in his kingdom on account of a miracle associated with Tulasidas !)has written and sung the epic Ramayana in public!
So it has historical and cultural significance and it has become a point of tourist attraction in Varanasi.It has got calm and serene ambience and clean and peace full surroundings.
Outside, a well maintained garden and a beautiful pond beckon the visitors.Inside ,there is a statue Tulsidas with a moving right hand ,turning the pages of his book (mechanically operated kat puthli ) is very impressive, shows the purpose of this venture!
In the centre of the temple, Rama darbar and Lord Shiva And Matha Parvathy idols are worshipped., from 5.30am to noon and from 3.30 pm to 9 pm.
Arati timings are 6am and 4 pm.
The verses from
Rama charita manas are inscribed on the inner walls and also various scenes from it are engraved. The second floor has many scenes from Ramayana and Bhagavatham and Maha Bharatha ,depicted by array of mechanically working katputhlis which are well decorated and are impressive. Especially, children enjoy these very much.
This is a modern attraction in ancient background!!!
Written 11 February 2015
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kanjilalShantanu
New Delhi, India28 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Solo
Made by Birlas (as far as my knowledge goes), this white marble temple is reaaly very catchy. Whole of the Ramayan (Hindu Epic) was shown through different moving Idols. Must visit place for every body.
Written 12 February 2015
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Satish T
Gorakhpur, India705 contributions
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Jan 2014 • Family
This temple is located near the Durgakund temple, at a distance of about 7 Kms. from the Varanasi Main (Cant) Railway station. It is one of the famous temples of this holy city, because most sacred Hindu Epic Ram Charit Mans was created at this place by the great Saint poet Goswami Tulsi Das. In memory, this beautiful marble studded temple was erected by a Philanthropist family of Varanasi in the year 1964.
I had been to this temple before, but this time I came here to explore it in detail. Opening timings of the temple are 5.30AM to 12 AM., then 3 PM to 9 PM. Although few security men were at the entrance gate, but there is not much security formality .They just asked that don’t take photographs inside temple, you may take snaps from outside. Foreigners are allowed to visit this temple. As in all Hindu temples, you have to take off your shoes and put it outside. There is a path leading to temple, dotted by palm trees. Greenery is all around in the form of well maintained lawns, which provide extra charm to this temple. It is a two storied building with three spires over the sanctum region. After entering, you’ll find a big hall .Look at the walls around, you’ll see verses of epic Ram Charit Manas, engraved all over, with colorful vivid painting of various scenes, as described in the epic. Main sanctum is devoted to Lord Rama, Sita, Laxman and Hanuman. When you go up by stair, you have to purchase Rs.3 token ticket to see the glimpses of animated statues. It’s worthwhile and must see thing. You will see beautiful, electrically animated statues of many scenes pertaining to Ramayana and Mahabharat .Above the main sanctum is the most impressive, animated statue of Goswami Tutsi Das ji , creating the epic and chanting its verses. . One month long Shravan Mela( fair) and Jhulnotsava held each year ,in the month of Shrawan(July-August) is the main attraction of this temple. During that period you’ll find huge crowd of devotees in this temple and you will have to rub shoulders to get inside.
Satish Tripathi ,Gorakhpur sctri48@gmail.com
Written 23 January 2014
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Rajnish P
Jaipur, India2,500 contributions
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Apr 2013 • Couples
Tulsi Manas Temple is made of white marble. It is believed that at this place Goswami Tulsidas, composed and sang Sri Ramacharita manas, the story of Rama. That is why this temple is kinown as Tulsi Manas Mandir.

This temple of Rama in white marble, is set in midst of lush greenery. It gives an aura of peace and calm.

The walls of the temple are inscribed with verses and scenes from the Ramacharita manas. If you go to first floor, you can see many figures in the gallery. Photography is not permitted.

Near by this temple you can visit Durga temple, Trimurti Temple, and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple in one go as they all are situated within a stretch of 2 kilometers on the same road going from Bhelupur crossing to Lanka crossing..
Written 13 May 2013
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lcrao
bangalore43 contributions
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Jul 2013 • Family
Lovely and big temple. The walls are all carved with the different khandas of Ramayan from the Saint Tulsidas. It is a calm and quiet place, much in contrast to the other temples and city of Varanasi.
Written 17 July 2013
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AVNISH SINGH
Bengaluru, India400 contributions
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Oct 2019 • Couples
Tulsi Manas Temple is one of the most visited places of Varanasi.  Built in the year 1964, it derives its name from the great saint poet of the 16th century, Tulsidas. The temple has been precisely devoted to Lord Ram.

Located near the much famous Durga Temple, the Tulsi Manas Temple is said to be constructed at the exact place where the Indian Epic “Ramcharitamanas” was written by Tulsidas. It is a very modern temple built in the shikhara style architecture with simple white marble and no ornate features.The absolute simplicity of the words that describe complex philosophies of life will leave you spellbound.  The temple structure stands amidst beautiful gardens and a pond that has different statues depicting different subjects from the epic.

The Tulsi Manas Temple is a place with a rich mythological heritage and is immersed in religious traditions and Hindu culture. The serene environment along with lush greenery around the temple provides immense peace to the visitor. Visit the temple for an divine experience that will take you to a different level of worship.

Timings: 5.30 am- 12 pm; 3.30 pm- 9 pm

Quick Tips:

Visit the temple during the Sawan mela in July-August when the whole temple is illuminated and gets a makeover.

Beware of the monkeys at the temple. Hold your belongings tightly.

Don’t miss out on the jhankis (tableau) at the first level that depict stories from Ramayana.

Bags and cameras are not allowed inside the temple.
Written 16 October 2019
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SandeepSaxena-IIP
Dehradun, India493 contributions
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Dec 2018 • Family
Tulsi Manas Mandir is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. The second floor of the temple has statues and scenes of the great Hindu legends from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Here you can see many live jakhi of various character.Tulsi Manas Mandir Temple is located about 7 km from the Varanasi railway station and 2 km from the BHU Varanasi.
Written 18 January 2019
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada26,901 contributions
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Apr 2015 • Solo
Looking more like a "regular" building instead of a temple, this temple is a pretty grand two-story building with a nice tiled walkway lined with small trees (and some big ones too) on both sides leading to the entrance and with a spacious hall inside lined with big columns on both sides; and on the walls all around on both floors inside the temple are writings in Hindu (I think) of maybe religious scriptures and such. At the time I was visiting, there was like a religious-themed exhibition with miniature models of deity figures and such (some were even kind of animated!) at the back area of the second floor.

Nearby, just a few minutes' walk to the south from this temple (turn left after coming out of the temple) is Hanuman Temple (but there may be other Hanuman temples too apart from that one), and just about a five-minute walk to the north from this temple (turn right after coming out of the temple) is the red-colored Durgakund Temple with a big water tank right behind it. The Assi Ghat on the Ganges is also not too far away from this temple (about a 20-minute walk) with a right turn just past the big water tank behind Durgakund (the red temple mentioned above) and going straight down that road (Assi Ghat Rd.).
Written 4 December 2015
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Sumit008
New Delhi, India402 contributions
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Sept 2014 • Family
Tulsi Manas mandir is situated near to Durga kund (Durga mandir and Sankat Mochan mandir).

Mandir has one unique thing, and that is Ramayana written on the temple walls. There are lots of animated tableau's.

You should takeout your footwear outside the temple premises.
Written 18 September 2014
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Lakshmi R
New Delhi, India1,624 contributions
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Jun 2013 • Family
This temple has been bulit in the memories of Goswami Tulsidas..Beautifully maintained..the walls of the temple are engraved with Ramcharit Manas..Well built and maintained..for a small fee there is a puppet show display on the first floor of the temple..do not miss that
Written 13 June 2013
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