Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi, the oldest and the holiest city among the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and boasts of a number of temples that hold mighty importance for the Hindus. Of the many holy temples, Tulsi Manas Temple is one of the most visited places of Varanasi. Built in the year 1964, it derives its name from the great saint poet of the 16th century, Tulsidas. The temple has been precisely devoted to Lord Ram.
Located near the much famous Durga Temple, the Tulsi Manas Temple is said to be constructed at the exact place where the Indian Epic “Ramcharitamanas” was written by Tulsidas. It is a very modern temple built in the shikhara style architecture with simple white marble and no ornate features. The beauty of the temple lies in its walls which are engraved with verses and scenes from the Ramayana. The absolute simplicity of the words that describe complex philosophies of life will leave you spellbound. The temple structure stands amidst beautiful gardens and a pond that has different statues depicting different subjects from the epic.
The Tulsi Manas Temple is a place with a rich mythological heritage and is immersed in religious traditions and Hindu culture. The serene environment along with lush greenery around the temple provides immense peace to the visitor. Visit the temple for an divine experience that will take you to a different level of worship.
Timings: 5.30 am- 12 pm; 3.30 pm- 9 pm
- Visit the temple during the Sawan mela in July-August when the whole temple is illuminated and gets a makeover.
- Beware of the monkeys at the temple. Hold your belongings tightly.
- Don’t miss out on the jhankis (tableau) at the first level that depict stories from Ramayana.
- Bags and cameras are not allowed inside the temple.