Bharat Mata Mandir

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Bharat Mata Mandir
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Bharat Mata Mandir is located in Varanasi district
Bharat Mata Mandir
Temple location on Varanasi district map
Bharat Mata Mandir is located in Uttar Pradesh
Bharat Mata Mandir
Bharat Mata Mandir (Uttar Pradesh)
Bharat Mata Mandir is located in India
Bharat Mata Mandir
Bharat Mata Mandir (India)
Geography
Coordinates25°19′02″N 82°59′21″E / 25.317209°N 82.989291°E / 25.317209; 82.989291Coordinates: 25°19′02″N 82°59′21″E / 25.317209°N 82.989291°E / 25.317209; 82.989291
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictVaranasi
LocationMahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi
Elevation83.67 m (275 ft)
Culture
SanctumBharat Mata
Major festivalsIndependence Day
Republic Day
History
Date built1936
CreatorBabu Shiv Prasad Gupta

Bharat Mata Mandir (meaning "Mother India Temple") is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. Instead of traditional statues of gods and goddesses, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble. This temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

Bharat Mata Mandir was constructed in 1936 by freedom fighter Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The temple is built on the campus of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith.[1][2]

Construction[edit]

The Bharat Mata Mandir structure is built of stone. It has a statue of Bharat Mata built of marble, symbolizing undivided India. The temple houses a relief map of India also carved out of marble. The map depicts the mountains, plains and oceans up to scale.

Location[edit]

Bharat Mata Mandir is situated on the campus of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith and is 1.5 kilometers south of Varanasi Junction railway station and six kilometers north of Benaras Hindu University.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bharat Mata Mandir". varanasi.org. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Bharat Mata". varanasicity.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  3. ^ "LP". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Temple news". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Location". Google Maps. Retrieved 3 March 2015.