Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
Benaras is an ancient place associated with Hanuman’s name. The huge temple here, known as Sankatmochan is believed to be established by Tulsidas himself. Sankat Mochan Temple is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman. This temple is also called as the Monkey temple because of the presence of lot of monkeys inside the premises. It is one of the holy temples of the Lord Hanuman and the main location for Hindus for their many religious as well as cultural festivals. It is located in the southern part of the Varanasi, on the way to the Durga Mandir and New Vishwanath temple BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. A Special type of Besan Laddoo is offered as Bhog inside the main temple to the Monkey- God Hanumana every day.
Hanuman Jayanti is commemorated with a great fervour in this ancient and divine Hanuman Temple. It falls in the Hindi month of Chaitra (Chaitra Pournima) on 15th day of the Shukla Paksha annually. It is observed dominantly in the month of March/April every year. It celebrates the Birthday of Lord Hanumana by the devotees inside this holy temple. Priests perform Pooja with traditional Rituals from early morning after taking a holy Bath.