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Sankat Mochan Temple

 Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan Mandir is located at a short distance from Lanka crossroads near BHU. It is at a distance of 6 km from Varanasi Cantt. It is situated on the bank of river Asi. Nearby is Manas temple and Durga Mata’s temple at Durga Kund. Tridev temple is also nearby. If there is a Mani temple on the way forward, then you can do darshan worship in many temples upon reaching here.

 It is believed that Lord Hanuman ji had given darshan to Tulsidas.

 Where the temple is located earlier it was said that there was Anand Kanan forest, the same temple was established or the temple and Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji was founded by famous poet and writer Tulsidas ji. It is said that when he lived in Banaras, he composed Ramcharitmanas When he was doing, he had built the temple between 1631 and 1680.

There is also an interesting story of the construction of the temple, Tulsidas ji used to go across the Ganges after taking bath every day, there was a dry acacia tree in which he used to pour a lot of Ganges water every day, gradually that tree started turning green. One day the phantom sitting on that tree said to him do you want to meet Ram ji, then Tulsi Das ji asked how can you meet me with Ram ji, then the phantom said that I can meet but before that you should meet Hanuman Tulsidas ji asked where Hanuman ji would meet, then he told that there is a Ram ji’s temple in the Karna Ghanta of Banaras, on the same side a leprosy patient must be sitting on the same side, on hearing this, Tulsidas ji immediately left for there when he was a leprosy patient. When he reached near him, he started going after seeing them. So give me darshan and Hanuman ji appeared to him here and was established in the form of an idol of clay. From or the idol is here Tulsidas ji has also mentioned about Sankatmochan in Hanuman Ashtak, Hanuman ji removes the trouble, so this place is called Sankat Mochan and the temple is called Sankat Mochan Mandir.

Tulsidas ji was a great devotee of Hanuman ji and used to worship him. Once Tulsi ji was having a lot of pain in his hand, he got angry and wrote Hanuman Bahuk, it is believed that his pain ended after writing.

A lot of monkeys are found in the temple premises and around it, it seems that Hanuman ji sits here with the whole army.

The idol of God looks very alive and you will get a pleasant feeling if you have darshan.

There is a very old Kadam tree in the courtyard of the temple. It is said that such a species is found only in Mathura, in Nathiya, one branch is sent every year from here.

There is also an ancient pond in the temple courtyard, a part of the forest is still left which is a sight to behold.

There is also a temple of Lord Shri Ram and Lakshmana and Sita Mata right in front of Hanuman ji in the temple, which is quite unique in itself. Devotees first visit Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji and then visit Lord Shri Ram ji.

There is also a well in the temple. Devotees drink water from the well after having darshan.

There is also an old Vat tree in the temple premises, on which the devotees tie their thread on the Vat tree by telling their wishes to the Lord.

The laddus and pedas found here are very tasty, only Tulsi ji’s garland and laddus are offered to Hanuman ji.

A lot of Hanuman Chalisa has been kept in the temple premises and bhajan kirtan keeps happening, then you must also have Hanuman Chalisa after seeing it.

There is a belief about Hanuman ji that he is immortal and wherever Ramcharit Manas is recited, Hanuman ji definitely lives there and fulfills all the wishes of the devotees. When he had conveyed the message of Lord Shri Ram to him, he blessed him.

अजर अमर गुन निधि सूत होऊं। करहु बहुत रघुनायक छोहु।।

It is believed that by visiting here, all the sufferings of the devotees are removed, there is special importance of darshan on Saturday and Tuesday.

Whenever you come to Banaras, definitely visit Sankat Mochan Hanuman ji, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled by seeing him.

It is said about Hanuman ji that any difficult crisis can be overcome only by his philosophy because Hanuman ji is the destroyer of trouble and takes away the crisis and there is no such thing which he cannot do.

कवन सो काज कठिन जग माही।जो नही होई तात तुम पाही।।

Whenever you come to Banaras, you must have darshan here, Lord will definitely fulfill your wishes.

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