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“Monkey Temple-Durga Temple (Self Born)”

Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)
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Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride
Ranked #13 of 98 things to do in Varanasi
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Hyderabad, India
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“Monkey Temple-Durga Temple (Self Born)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Durga temple situated in Varanasi, is known as the "Monkey Temple" because of the presence of huge number of monkeys, . The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It is one of the worth visit at Varanasi.

The idol of Goddess Durga present here is 'SWAYAMBOO' (self born). Large number of; Hindu devotees visit this temple during the Dasara festival.and offer prayers to Goddess Durga.
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The temple can be visited any time during the day. Local autos and Rickshaws will take us to the temple. One has to be careful with the monkeys..

Visited November 2013
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Ahmedabad, India
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“Experience Mother Goddess”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

A holy place in Indian sub-continent to experience MOTHER GODDESS SHE helped devotee and also honored request of devotee to be there for ever. Visit with faith.

Visited August 2014
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Kolkata
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“Only monkey and monkey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

be aware from monkey.they can snatched your mobile , specs,bags even handkys also.other than lots of monkey there is nothing lots to see.

Visited October 2013
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New Mexico
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“Lots of Monkeys,not Much Else to See”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I'm not a big fan of monkeys so I may not be too objective here. It's one of the must see sights in Varanasi so we went. There are lots and lots of monkeys, everywhere - and a lot of shrines.

Visited February 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“No nice to visit”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Dirty place. Actually the visit is just to see the golden dome. Lots of military people guarding the place. Nothing interesting

Visited May 2014
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