Vimal Aditya Temple

No. D-35/273, Gully behind Khari Kuan, Jangambari, near Godowlia
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ॐ ह्रीं ह्रीं सूर्याय सहस्रकिरणराय मनोवांछित फलम् देहि देहि स्वाहा।।

Story of the Temple

Vimal Aditya Temple in Varanasi is located on D-35/273 behind Khari Kuan, near Jangambari, Godaulia.

According to a legend mentioned in Kashi Khand, in ancient times a Kshatriya named Vimal, who was a resident of a hilly region, visited the place where his forefathers were born.

He got afflicted with leprosy due to the bad omen and acquired injuries. So, he left his home, family, wealth, etc., and went to Kashi and started doing penance to worship the Sun God.

Vimal always used different types of flowers every day to worship Surya Bhagwan. As a result, Surya bhagwan was pleased with his prayer and blessed Vimal and his leprosy was cured.

By giving the boon to Vimal, Suryadev got established there and Vimal became famous by the name of Aditya i.e. Vimal Aditya.

Importance of the Temple

1)Vimal Aditya has been given great importance in Kashi and is an important sthal in the Dwadash Aditya Parikrama Yatra of Kashi.

2) Vimal Aditya Temple is classified as one of the most beautiful places in Varanasi and is believed to take care of the welfare of the natives of Kashi.

3) Being at the Assi Sangam where the water of the Kund meets the water of the Maa Ganga and then reaches the other pilgrimage centers of Varanasi, it is considered one of the major pilgrimage centers of Varanasi.

4)According to a story narrated in the Kashi Khanda, Lord Shiva ordered Suryadev to go to Kashi and make some dent in the impeccability of Divodas' rule in order to reduce his powers and oust the righteous king Divodas. Vimal Aditya Temple is an important of the Surya Bhagwan's direct presence in Kashi.

5) Finally, Suryadev decided not to return to Mandarachal and established himself in Kashi in the form of his twelve idols. Being enchanted by the beauty of Lord Aditya Kashi, he came to be called Vimal Aditya here.

6)It is believed that if one goes for the annual darshan of Vimal Aditya on the Sunday of the month of Agahan, he is absolved of all his sins.

7)The devotee who takes a dip in the Asi Sangam and performs Shraddha of his ancestors, becomes free from Pitra-Runa. On the Shukla Saptami of January-February, if a person takes a holy darshan in the Vimal Aditya (Surya) Temple.

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How to reach Temple

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The closest airport to reach the 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 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 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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