Tulsi Manas Mandir Temple is one of the famous temples of the Varanasi and also known as the Tulsi Birla Manas Mandir. It is located at Durgakund very close to the Durga Temple in the Varanasi city. It is made up of the white marble in the year 1964 and looks very attractive having beautiful garden. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Rama and constructed by the family of Banaras. The temple has beautiful images of the Ram, Sita, Lakshhman and Hanuman.
Other temples located near to the Tulsi Manas Mandir are: Durga temple, Sankat Mochan temple and New Vishwanath temple. It has become the point of the tourist attraction in the Kashi. It is considered that the temple is built at the same place where the famous and great Indian Epic Ramcharitamanasa written by the saint Goswami Tulsidas. The wall of the temple has various scenes from the Ramcharitamanasa.
Opening Time of the Temple is: 5:30 am to 12:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Aarti time is: 6:00 am in the morning and 4:00 pm in the evening.
How to Reach to the Temple
You can reach to the temple by hiring the bus, auto, taxi and rickshaw from any corner of the Varanasi city.
Significance of the Tulsi Manas Mandir Temple
Tulsi Manas Mandir 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. He had described the life history of the Lord Rama in this Epic and got incredible popularity soon. Lord Rama was a great King and he always presented a good example in front of the people. Many years later, a temple was built at that spot named Tulsi Manas Mandir Temple. In the Ramcharitamanasa, the King Rama is described as the Lord Rama as a Hindu deity.
Location of the Tulsi Manas Mandir Temple
Tulsi Manas Mandir Temple is located about 7 km from the Varanasi railway station and 2 km from the BHU Varanasi.
History of the Tulsi Manas Mandir Temple
The main gate of the temple has written Shri Tulsi Manas Mandir Haridwar. At the right side of the entrance gate, there is an attractive Tulsi Garden which has very calm and clean 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 the main temple, 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 (means Lord Shiva) 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 is named after the great saint of 16th century Tulsidas.