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Sankat Mochan Temple (Hanuman Temple)

Sankat Mochan temple, situated at Durga Kund Road in the southern part of Varanasi is dedicated to Lord Hanuman (monkey God), an incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is said to be established by famous poet Tulsidas, the author of the Hindu epic Ramacharitamanasa. Sankat Mochan means 'liberator from troubles' and those who comes and prays to the lord regularly is believed to recover from all worries. Tuesdays and Saturdays are considered as the most auspicious day for worshipping and large number of devotees gathered here to offer prayers, sindoor and laddoos to the lord. Devotees recite hymns of 'Hanuman Chalisa', 'Kishkindha' and 'Sundar Kand' as a due part of their prayers. The best time to visit this temple is in the early evening. Hanuman Jayanthi (Birthday of Lord) is the main festival celebrated here for 5 days on the day of Kartik Krishna Chathurdhashi. The temple is opened from to and the main rituals performed are 'Pratah Aarti' at; 'Sandhya Aarti' at 8.30 pm and 'Rathri Aarti' at 

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