Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Varahi Temple, Varanasi

Kashi Khand, Chapter 70 mentions Varahi Devi and the devotees who worship this devi will never fall into any danger.

Kashi Khand, Chapter 45 states that Lord Shiva sent sixty four Yoginis to Kashi to create disturbance in the governance of King Divodas.  However, the sixty four yoginis were totally enthralled by the beauty of Kashi and they decided to settle down in Kashi itself.  Varahi is one of them.

It is worth mentioning that Varahi is a very powerful devi.


Varahi Devi is located at D.16/84, Manmandir Ghat.  People can travel upto Dasaswamedh Vishwanath Galli by rickshaw, enter the gulli and immediately take a right turn and proceed further for about 150 yards. They may seek guidance from the locals at that place to reach the temple.


The temple is open for worship from 05.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. only and remains closed for the entire day.  Aarti is performed in the morning. At the time of aarti, the main door is closed.  If a devotee remains inside, he can have full darshan of aarti. After the aarti, darshan is allowed for some time and the temple is closed for the day.

It needs to be mentioned here that Varahi is a very powerful devi and located under the ground level.  A marble slab is opened and devotees can have darshan through the opening.  Except the Priest, no one is allowed to go to the underground level.

Our enquiries reveal that only regular worship is allowed in the temple and no special pooja etc. on request is allowed.

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