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Varanasi gaya bodhgaya manglagauri Trip

Do you want to enjoy the core culture of India? Varanasi is the spot where Hinduism developing in ancient India. River Ganges that flows through the city is the holy river of the religion. It is said that many Gods lived and meditated in this city. Many literature and poems were written in this city that now they stand as an axis of the religion. Any pilgrimage for Hinduism will and should cover Varanasi.

Perhaps one of the holiest of destinations for Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is truly a wonderful place to visit. While several devotees throng this city to see the sacred Bodhi Tree – under which Lord Buddha attained nirvana, there is much to see and experience. This is where tourists come to find peace of mind.

Even though this is a small city in India, there are tremendous Tibetan influences that can be seen here. Tibetan food and articles can be found with absolute ease and all these have found much favour with tourists. The state government has ensured that the sights are easily accessible and well connected with rest of the important places in the vicinity.

The temple is located high on the top of the Mangla Gauri hill in Gaya in Bihar. It faces the East, and the rays of the rising sun fall directly on the face of the temple every morning. A flight of steps and a motorable road leads up to the temple on the hill. The temple was built in the 15th century at the time when the Rajputs came to defend the region comprising of Gaya and Benares from the Mughals who invaded the region and tried to occupy it.

Kal Bhairav Temple is one of the ancient temples of Lord Shiva that can be found in Varanasi. This temple has a strong link with the history and culture of the city. Kal Bhairav Temple is the fiercest form of Lord Shiva. The deity is portrayed as a man wearing garlands made with human skull. It is said that the death itself is afraid of this form of Lord Shiva. It is said that Kal bhairav decides who has to stay in Varanasi and who should not. People of Varanasi get permission from the deity before leaving the town for any reason. Anyone visiting Varanasi should visit the temple first and get permission to enter into Varanasi, according to folklore.

Sarnath is an important Buddhist pilgrim spot. It is the place where Buddha made his first sermon after getting enlightenment.

Later, many kings including King Ashoka built many stupas and monuments that are now a famous tourist attraction and pilgrim spot. In Sarnath, you will be visiting Chaukhandi stupa, archeological museum, Dhamekha stupa and others.

You can find many ancient Aartifacts, terracotta objects and other items inside the museum.

Ramnagar fort is a fortified building made with cream-colored sandstone built in Mughal styled architecture. The fort includes Veda Vyasa temple, Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman temple, museum, big astronomical clock, carved balconies, pavilions, open courtyards, Durbar hall and reception room. The private residence area of the king is not opened for tourists.The museum inside the fort is also called as Sarawati Bhawan. This bhawan was a public audience hall in the past. Today, the museum holds a rare collection of ivory works, vintage cars of America, medieval costumes, gold ornaments, silver works, sedan chairs, palanquins, old guns, elephant saddles and others.There are many books, manuscripts, Mughal miniature illustrated books and others are also found here.

The campus is a semi circle with roads in the form of arcs. The building is an example of ancient Indo-Gothic architecture

  • Shri Vishwanath Mandir : This temple is located in the center of the university. The temple comprises of seven different shrines, whichwere built in the early 20th century. It took 30 years to complete the construction of the temple.
  • Bharat Kala Bhavan : An archaeological museum that is famous for ancient Artifacts, wood works, statues and others. There are more than one lakh items in display in this museum

Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple or Sankat Mochan temple is located in the southern part of Varanasi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the monkey God of Hinduism. The term ‘sankatmochan’ refers to reliever of all problems. The temple is also famous for offering made with dal and jaggery, which is given to the visitors. Offering marigold garland to Lord Hanuman is an important pilgrim activity here.

Booklet containing chants of Hanuman and Lord Ram are given free to the visitors. You can find a lot of monkeys inside the temple.The main deity is placed in a direction that Lord Hanuman is found look at Lord Ram located in the same temple. A bright orange powder is given as an offering to the visitors. Worshippers place the offering on their forehead. It is not mandatory.

Durga Temple, Durga Mandir, Durga Kund Mandir and Monkey temple are some of the names for this temple. It is one of the famous temples, which is dedicated to Goddesses Durga. The red colored temple structure is attracting numerous tourists and plenty of pilgrims every day.

The temple has a deity dressed in red color and riding on a tiger. The deity has weapons of all the Gods of Hinduism. Right to the temple, a rectangular pond can be found which is connected to River Ganges. Now, the connection is blocked. During Nag Panchami celebration, a structure representing Lord Vishu resting on Shesh Nag will be erected in the pond.You can find many monkeys in the premises.

Gaya Bodhgaya

Vishnupad Temple (Vishnupad means foot print of lord Vishnu) is located in Gaya on the banks of Falgu river. you will find here a 40 cm long foot print of Lord Vishnu inside the temple imprinted on rock surrounded by silver plated basin. This temple was constructed by Queen Ahilya Bai in 1787 and the city of Gaya has mainly developed around the temple.

Mahabodhi Temple is one of the ancient and most important shrines of India. Located at Bodhgaya, Mahabodhi Mahavihara Temple is easily accessible from the major towns and cities of Bihar. The nearest airport is located at Patna that lies at a distance of 96 kms from Gaya. The holy town Bodh Gaya or Gaya has its own railway station. The town is also connected with major cities by network of roads. The literal version of Mahabodhi Temple is the Great Awakening Temple. 

Bodhgaya is a renowned place where Lord Buddha got enlightenment. Perched on the banks of Niranjana River, Bodhgaya is a highly revered site of Buddhists. Pilgrims from all over the globe come to visit Bodhgaya, the awakening site. In the folklores,