Sankat Mochan Temple, Kashi

Saket Nagar Colony, Sankata Mochan Leprosy, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005
Temple Contact no : 9336586692

Stuti & Sloka for the Temple

सीता श्रद्धा देश की राम अटल विश्वास ।

रामायण तुलसी रचित हम तुलसी के दास।

The word 'Sankat Mochan' means the one who relieves the devotees from all troubles and problems. Lord Hanuman in this swaroop removes the darkness of fear and ignorance and
fulfills light of knowledge and wisdom.

Story of the Temple

The Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi was built in the mid-17th century by Goswami Tulsi Das Ji who wrote the Ramcharitra Manas.

It is believed that Goswami Tulsi Das Ji got inspiration from Sankat Mochan Temple to write and compose the Ramayan.
It is believed that Tulsi Das Ji with his deep bhakti and devotion had invoked Sankat Mochan Hanuman to come in his presence where he with his own hands had done the Pratishta of the Sankat Mochan Swaroop in the temple. Initially, the Sankat Mochan Temple form was very small, but in the year 1900, Pt. Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya Ji got the temple re-constructed systematically, and since then till now devotees from across the globe have been coming here to pay their respects.

The episode of the divine meeting of Goswami Tulsi Das Ji and Hanuman Ji :
During his stay in Kashi one day while pouring water Tulsidas Ji found a ghost on the tree, which asked him- 'Do you want to meet Shri Ram?
To which he got surprised and asked - 'How can you make me meet Shri Ram?' The ghost told him that for you to meet Shri Ram you should meet Hanuman first.
After telling this Ghost started to move into a dense forest, and Tulsidas immediately followed him. It is said that as soon as Tulsidas went to follow him he went to the Assi area which then was known as Anand Van (Forest of Joy).

On reaching the dense part of the jungle Tulsi Das Ji started getting worried. In such a situation, he held his feet and said you are only Hanuman, please give me your divine darshan.
After this, Sankat Mochan Swaroop of Hanuman Jii appeared in front of him, and on his request, the place where this episode took place is today known as Sankat Mochan

Importance of the Temple

1. The world famous Stuti of Lord Hanuman i.e 'Hanuman Chalisa Path' was composed here in the Sankat Mochan Temple of Varanasi by Goswami Tulsi Das Ji.
2. Performing puja during Shani Sadhe Sat Maha Dashai in the Sankat Mochan Temple is considered highly auspicious and free's the devotee from the negative impacts of the
Shani Maha Dasha.
3. Devotees facing the delay in marriage or having a weak Mangal position in their horoscope should obtain the sharan of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple.
4. All the renowned stutis of Bajarang Baan, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Ashtak Path and Sundar Kand verses have been written in the Sankat Mochan Temple itself.
5. Reciting these Path and performing hawan in the sacred presence of Hanuman Ji in the Sankat Mochan temple is considered very powerful.
6. Devotees come in large numbers to the Sankat Mochan Temple for performing theManglik Dosh Nivaran Puja.
7. In the Sankat Mochan Temple Bhagwan Shri Ram and Lord Hanuman are looking face to face to each other which makes this sacred temple a divine place for obtain Shri Ram

Pujas Performed in the Temple

Auspicious tithis & festivals of temple

  1. Tuesday and Saturday are the most crowded days in the week in Shri Hanuman Temple where many devotees visit for their prayers. In General, the temple remains crowded throughout the week.
  2. Ram Navami, Seeta Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti are some of the important festivals celebrated in the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple when the entire temple is decked for the devotees to come and visit the Temple.
  3. The months of Shravan, Karthik, and Chaitra witnessed large footfalls in the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. Many community food programs and celebrations are organized around the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple at this time.
  4. The 9 days of Navratri and annual celebrations during Maha Shivratri tithi are also important festivals celebrated in the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple of Varanasi.
  5. Hanuman Jayanti which falls on the Shukla Chitra Poornima is the most powerful day for doing any Puja, sadhana, and Hawan of Sankat Mochan Hanuman 
  6. Devotees throng the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple on this day and they for Karya Siddhi by doing the Hanuman Chalisa Path 108 times on this powerful day

Darshan & Aarti Timings

Temple Timing

05:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Sringar Aarti Timing

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Sandhya Aarti Timing

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Shayan Aarti Timing

10:30 PM to 11:00 PM

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How to reach Temple

The below are the travel details for the temple

The closest airport to reach the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is Varanasi Airport, located 28 kilometers away. Alternatively, Prayagraj Airport, situated 120 kilometers from Varanasi, also provides access to the temple. Plan your pilgrimage conveniently with easy access from these airports. 🛩️
To reach the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple by train, disembark at Varanasi Railway Station, the nearest railway station, just 7 kilometers away from the temple. Conveniently access the temple from the station with state government buses and taxis readily available for transportation.
Devotees can also reach the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple by road. Upon arriving at the Varanasi Bus Stand, one can opt for a state government bus or a taxi to reach the temple. The temple is approximately 2 kilometers away from Assi Ghat and 8 kilometers away from Varanasi Railway Station. 🚌

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