Durga Temple & Durga Kund
Located at a distance of about 5 km from Cantt. railway station in Durga Kund locality of Varanasi, U.P., India
5am-11pm, opens on all days
Throughout the year, specially during NavratriesHow to reach
Auto/taxi/cycle rickshaw from any part of the city
Durga temple is one of the most important temples in Varanasi, and is built in north Indian a Naagra style of architecture. The temple was constructed during 18th century by a Bengali Maharani. There is nice, intricately done stone carving visible on the walls of this structure. The shape of the temple is made up of many small spires (shikhara) conjoined together. The Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga & is painted in red colour with orange tinge (ochre) which correlates it with Durga- the goddess of strength & power. It is also known as monkey temple among foreign tourists because of plenty of monkeys who play around the temple. Nearby lies a rectangular pond known as Durga Kund. The Kund was connected to the river earlier but now it is closed. Thousands of devotees visit the temple during Navratries.