The oldest city of the world, Kashi is called the city of temples. The importance of this city is for Kashi Vishwanath Temple, but apart from this temple, there are many other temples here. One of these is the Tulsi Manas Mandir Varanasi. This temple has its own unique feature. The temple is settled in the memory of everyone whoever comes here. On the walls of the Tulsi Manas temple, the couplets and chaupaiyas of Ramcharitmanas are written.
Tulsi Manas Temple
People say that earlier there used to be a small temple here. In 1964, Tulsi Manas Temple was built by Seth Ratanlal Sureka, a businessman from Calcutta. The temple was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Here the musical Ramcharitmanas Sankirtan resonates in a melodious voice. There are statues of Lord Shri Ram, Mother Sita, Lakshmana and Hanumana here. Apart from this, there is a temple of Mata Annapurna and Shivji on one side and Lord Satyanarayana on the other side.
The main gate of the temple has written Shri Tulsi Manas Mandir Haridwar. At the right side of the main gate, there is an attractive Tulsi Garden which has very calm and peaceful environment. The Tulsi Garden has the statue of Tulsidas which illustrates the stanza “Tulsi Das chandan ragane, tilak det Raghuvir.” On the left side of, there is a beautiful pond having four Ghats.
Each bank of the temple has different statues denoting special subjects of the Hindu Epics. The northern Ghat of the pond has statue of the Shri Kakbhushundi ji, southern bank has statue of Shri Yagywalkaji Maharaj, eastern ghat has statue of Shri Ashuthosh Shankar and the western bank has statue of the Goswami Tulsidas Ji.
Center of the temple has Ram Darbar with the Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. The statue of all the Gods and Goddess, described in the Hindu epic, is present in the temple. The wall of the temple is described with different types of Chaupayees, Dohas, Chhandas and Sorathas. The second floor of the temple has statues and scenes of the great Hindu legends from the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The Temple has both, the historical as well as the cultural importance in the Varanasi. Goswami Tulsidas had written an ancient Hindu Epic Ramcharitamanasa at this place in the Kashi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also praised the grandeur of the temple.
The nearby attractions are Durga Temple, Sanket Mochan Hanuman Temple, and New Vishwanath Temple.