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Sankat Mochan Temple

The holy Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple was founded by Tulsidas who wrote the famous Hindu epic Ramayana or Ramayan. This is the common belief among millions of people in India and abroad that if someone visits this holy Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple or offer Holy Puja or Pooja regularly, then his wishes and desires get fulfilled. Besides the Assi river stream, on the way of Durga Temple to Banaras Hindu Temple this well known temple of Lord Hanuman is Sankat Mochan Temple Varanasisituated. Lord Hanuman is also known as "Sankatmochan" the god who protects from the troubles. This temple is founded by Goswami Tulsidas. This temple is also known as "Monkey" temple, as lot of monkeys are there inside the premises. Bi-Weekly ceremonies are held every Tuesdays and Saturdays when "Akant nama sangeerthanam, especially "Kishkindha" and "Sundera Kand" are recited. On the day of Kartik Krishna Chathurdhashi special prayers at dawn are held. On "Chitra Full-moon day, the annual festival of the temple is held. The chief attractions of this festival are the vivid tableaus that are taken out in the procession. Various discourses based on Ramayana and otherwise are organized to provide solace to the disturbed souls. Thousands of devotees queue up in front of the Sankat Mochan temple to offer prayers to Lord Hanuman. According to Vedic Astrology, Hanuman protects human beings from the anger of planet Saturn and those who have ill placed Saturn in their horoscope visit the Sankat Mochan temple to get remedy. People put "Sindoor" on the statue and offer "laddoos" to Lord Hanuman. The "Sindoor", from the statue of Lord Hanuman is put on the foreheads of devotees.

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