Bharat Mata Temple VaranasiVaranasi is the city of temples and mosques. Every temple depicts certain religious importance. But the Bharat Mata Temple situated here has a unique significance. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Bharat Mata who is considered as the mother of India.
This temple is situated in Mahatma Gandhi Vidyapeeth campus in Varanasi which is located at a distance of 3 kms from a village named Godaulia, outside the old city.
The Varanasi city is well connected with roads, rails and air. Following are the possible ways to reach this splendid temple:
By Air: There is a regular service of flights available to reach the Varanasi Airport through airlines from major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur and more.
By Train: The Varanasi junction is one of the major stops on the Indian Railways tracks. Super fast trains are available from the major cities of India.
By road: This city is well connected by roads from major towns in Uttar Pradesh. Bus services are easily available to reach this temple.
After reaching these major spots, cab can be hired to reach the Bharat Mata temple.
The doors of this supreme temple is opened everyday between 9:30 am till 8:00 pm. The devotees are free to visit this temple without paying any entry fee during this time. During a year, the best period of visiting this temple is from October to March.
Varanasi cuisine is definitely worth a bite and it contains the aroma of various corners of India. It comprises of many mouth-watering dishes which range from spicy to sweet. This rich taste can be found easily in the streets of Varanasi local to this temple.
Local market is available to shop for ethnic and cultural outfits of Varanasi. All the material required for worshipping various deities and also the exquisite statues of deities are available in this local market. The Hathua market, Lahurabeer market, Kuber market and the IP mall are the famous hotspot markets to shop.
The nearby places that are a must visit are Shiva and Hanuman temple and also the Bodh temple.
This temple was built in the year 1938 by Shiv Prasad Gupta, a nationalist and Durga Prasad Khatri, a numismatist and antiquarian.
This temple was inaugurated by the Father of Indian nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Since this temple was built before Independence, it is a perfect persona of an undivided India. The sheer beauty of this temple is rendered by the quintessential marble craving. This temple does not have any idol of any particular god or goddess instead there reside a marvelous statue of Bharat Mata with an Indian Flag in her hand. Also, there is a 3D relief map of India constructed in this temple. This map, carved out of marble embosses mountains, rivers and valleys in India. This map is constructed to-scale according to accurate latitudinal and longitudinal measurements, paying attention to every minute detail. The map also jots the various pilgrimage centres in India. This map symbolizes a united, diverse and secular India.
The pentagonal shaped structure of this temple is supported by five pillars. Each pillar signifies the five basic essentials of life that are water, air, earth, wind and sky. All these five pillars merge into a top which symbolizes the merging of these essentials into the Supreme (Lord Brahma). Since this temple does not reflect any specific religion, visitors from all over India and the rest of the world visit this temple without any barriers of caste, color or creed.
The demographics of people in regard to this temple portray this temple as a unique temple which inculcates the feeling of patriotism and respect for the Indian culture and tradition. After visiting this temple, people rejoice the sheer beauty of this temple and feel proud of being born as a child to this pure Mother India.