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Sankat Mochan Mandir

``सीता श्रद्धा देश की राम अटल विश्वास।
रामायण तुलसी रचित हम तुलसी के दास।``

Sankat Mochan Mandir

Sankat Mochan Temple Basic Details

  • Temple Name: Sankat Mochan Temple
  • Temple Address:Saket Nagar Colony, Sankata Mochan Leprosy, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005
  • 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
“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.

Legend and History associated with the Sankat Mochan Temple :

कौन सो संकट मोर गरीब को,
जो तुमसे नहिं जात है टारो को नहीं जानत है जग में,
कपि संकट मोचन नाम तिहारो॥
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 the 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 he should meet Hanuman first.
After telling this Ghost started to move in 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 was then 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’s swaroop of Hanuman Jii appeared in front of him and at his request, and the place where this episode took place is today known as Sankat Mochan Temple.

Puja in Sankat Mochan Temple Varanasi :

Religious and astrological importance of the Sankat Mochan Temple :

 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. 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.
Devotees facing a delay in marriage or having a weak Mangal position in their horoscope should obtain the sharan of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. 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.
Reciting these paths and performing hawan in the sacred presence of Hanuman Ji in the Sankat Mochan temple is considered very powerful. Devotees come in large numbers to the Sankat Mochan Temple for performing the Manglik Dosh Nivaran Puja.
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 obtaining Shri Ram Bhakti.

Darshan and Aarti Timings of the Sankat Mochan Temple :

The Sankat Mochan Temple remains open 365 days for all the devotees to have darshan with fixed opening and closing timing.
The Sankat Mochan Temple remains open from 5:00 am in the morning to 10:30 pm in the evening for the devotees to have darshan.
The Aarti timings in the Sankat Mochan Temple are as follows :
  • Mangala Aarti : 4:00 am to 5:00 am
  • Shringar Aarti : 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Sandhya Aarti : 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Sayan Aarti : 10:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Festivals and auspicuous days for darshan in Sankat Mochan Temple :

  • Every Tuesday and Saturday witnesses massive crowd in the Sankat Mochan Temple for the Darshan. Apart from it Navami and Amavasya tithi also remain very crowded.
  • Shri Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Seeta Navami, Deepawali and Bharat Milab are some of the popular festivals celebrated with much gaiety in the Sankat Mochan Temple.
  • The Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh is an annual cultural festival celebrated in the Sankat Mochan Temple which invites talent and presents stage to artists from acroos the Globe.
  • Renowned Bollywod actors and singers like Amitab Bacchan, Sonu Nigam, Gulam Ali, Anuradha Paudwal and Hema Malini have performed on the festivals in Sankat Mochan Temple over the years.

Location of the Sankat Mochan Temple and how to reach ?

The Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is located in the Varanasi District of Uttar Pradesh. The temple is located in the Lanka area of Varanasi.
The Sankat Mochan Temple can be accessed by Private cars and e – rickshas. The Temple is located at a distance of 5km from DLW railway station and at a distance of 35km from the Varanasi Airport.

Things to know before visiting the Sankat Mochan Temple:

  • The Sankat Mochan Temple is also famous for offering Ladoo made with dal and jaggery, which is given to visitors.
  • Offering marigolds and Tulsi garland to Lord Hanuman is an important pilgrim activity in the Sankat Mochan Temple.
  • Ladoo prasadam can be easily purchased from the shops inside the Sankat Mochan Temple.
  • Booklets containing chants of Hanuman Chalisa and Ramayan are given free to the visitors to sit and recite.
  • There is no mandatory requirement for getting bookings for darshan, visits in the early morning are helpful in avoiding the crowd.
  • Devotees who wish to offer puja in the Sankat Mochan Temple can book it visiting our website.

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    Frequent Asked Question

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple Address ?

    Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

    How many types of Aarti is performed in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple??

    The temple performs 4 types of Aarti as Mangla Aarti, Mid-Day Bhog
    Aarti, Sapta-Rishi Aarti & Night/Shringar Aarti.

    Is there any dress code for darshan in Kashi Vishwanath Temple??

    There is no dress code for Darshan, however the devotees are advised
    to wear decent clothes

    Nearest Railway Station/Bus Station/Airport of Kashi Vishwanath Temple??

    The nearest Railway station is Varanasi Railway, Bus station is Chaudhary
    Charan Singh Bus Stand and Air-port are Babatpur Airport.

    What are the major functions/festivals of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple??

    Some major functions are Rangbhari Ekadashi, Diwali, Monthly
    Shivratri, Mahashivratri, Kartik month etc.

    How many types of Rudrabhishek is performed in the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple? Kashi Vishwanath Temple??

    The Rudrabhishek includes 1 Shastri, 5 Shastri, and 11 Shastri
    Rudrabhishek and Laghu Rudra and Maha-Rudra too.