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Visit Bharat Mata Temple

A temple without any idol? Surprising, but true! The Bharat Mata Temple is a unique amalgamation of patriotism and spiritualism. Located in Varanasi, the temple is a grand display of Mother India but not in the form of any deity or Goddess but as a marble-carved relief map that amazingly pin-points the geographical beauty of undivided India. The temple was built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and Durga Prasad Khatri and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936.

A temple without any idol? Surprising, but true! The Bharat Mata Temple is a unique amalgamation of patriotism and spiritualism. Located in Varanasi, the temple is a grand display of Mother India but not in the form of any deity or Goddess but as a marble-carved relief map that amazingly pin-points the geographical beauty of undivided India. The temple was built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and Durga Prasad Khatri and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936.

The map is an intricately-carved marble work with immense expertise and subtlety involved in bringing-out the beauty of rivers, mountains, plains, oceans and landscapes, giving it a near-real feel. It is housed in a pentagonal-shaped temple that stands on 5 distinct pillars, depicting the basic elements of nature, that converge at the top, symbolising Supreme Power. This one-of-a-kind construction draws-in a huge crowd who marvel at the brilliance of the inimitable craftsmanship.

Pointers that would help you chalk a hassle-free plan are:

  • It remains opened 7-days a week.
  • Visiting hours: 6:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 7:00pm
  • An hour would be good enough to explore the place.
  • It is housed within the premises of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth Institute.



 

Timing

Everyday: 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

History Lovers, Experience Seekers

TIME SPENT

Around 1 hour

ENTRY FEE

No entry fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
  • Altitude

    80 m
  • STD Code

    0542
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    Varanasi/221xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English