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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir at Varanasi – Hanuman Temple at Varanasi

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir at Varanasi is believed to have been established by Goswami Tulsidas. The name Sankat Mochan too was coined by Tulsidas. It is believed that Tulsidas wrote the Ramacharitamanas at this famous Hanuman Temple.

The murti of Hanumanji in the shrine is in standing position atop a throne and is decorated with crown and silver umbrella. The murti is painted red. The temple also has murtis of Ram, Sita and Lakshman. Bajrang Ban, Hanuman chalisa and hymns from Ramayana are engraved on the outer wall of the temple.

Shringar of Sankat Mochan Hanuman is performed with flowers, vastra, sindoor and oil.

The most important days in a week are Tuesdays and Saturdays. The temple has an extended timing on these two days.

The most important festival in the temple is Hanuman Jayanti (April) and it is observed for nine days. Sankat Mochan Sangeet Smaroh, festival of music, is observed during the period.

The temple is near to Assi Ghat and Tulsi Ghat.