The temple of goddess Sumera (Durga) is situated on the north east of Ramnagar Fort. This thirty metre high temple has six finely carved statues in five rows depicting a symbolic picture of universe. These are the important figures of Vishnu-Kurma, Varah, Narsimha, Gajendra Moksha, Narayan Vamana etc. At the bottom are elephants symbolizing water, river & matter, above it are four lions indicating fire, courage and energy and two rows showing the gods and their exploits.
The temple is one of the important attractions of Varanasi. It is built of white marble & the construction work in Shikhara Style was completed in 1964, by a Varanasi family.
This temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati is located inside the premises of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University and is about 3.5 km from Cantt. railway station. It houses a black stone idol of the Goddess and idols of many other Goddesses adorn the walls of this temple. The Temple opens from 9am-12noon & 4pm-10pm. Saraswati puja, Durga puja & Deepawali are celebrated here.
The temple is one of the most important Shaktipeetha located at Meer ghat, one of the ghats of river front of Varanasi and is considered to be on par with Shaktipeetha of Kamakshi & Meenakshi. It is believed to be the site where the earring of Sati fell.
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