Lalita Gauri Mandir

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Lalita Gauri Mandir
ललिता गौरी मंदिर
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Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictVaranasi
DeityLalita Gauri (Parvati)
FestivalsNavratri
Location
LocationLalita Ghat, Varanasi, India
StateUttar Pradesh
Country India
Lalita Gauri Mandir is located in Varanasi district
Lalita Gauri Mandir
Temple location on Varanasi district map
Geographic coordinates25°18′36″N 83°00′48″E / 25.310013°N 83.013276°E / 25.310013; 83.013276Coordinates: 25°18′36″N 83°00′48″E / 25.310013°N 83.013276°E / 25.310013; 83.013276
Architecture
TypeNagara
Completed19th century
Elevation73.941 m (243 ft)

Lalita Gauri Mandir (Hindi: ललिता गौरी मंदिर), also known as Lalita Mata Mandir, is one of the important and historic temples in the holy city of Varanasi.[1][2] This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the goddess Lalita Gauri (form of Goddess Parvati).[3] The Mandir was constructed in early 19th century. The temple was constructed between 1800–1804 by Rana Bahadur Shah. Lalita Gauri Mandir is situated on the Lalita Ghat and the ghat was named after this temple.[4][5][6]

History[edit]

King of Nepal, Rana Bahadur Shah took exile in Varanasi from 1800 to 1804 and titled himself as "Swami Nirgunanda". During his exile, he decided to build a ghat to house replica of Pashupatinath Temple in Varanasi. The spot chosen was Lalit Ghat, which was named after the Lalita Gauri mandir. Shah constructed a Nepali Mandir along with the Ghat.[7][8]

Significance and religious belief[edit]

Lalita Gauri is the third form of Goddess Gauri (who is a form of Goddess Parvati).[1][9] It is believed that a person who worships Lalita Gauri, will attain wealth and prosperity.[5]

Location[edit]

Lalita Gauri mandir is situated on the Lalita Ghat, 5 kilometers South-East of Varanasi Junction railway station and 300 meters East of Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nine forms of Goddess Gauri". Shri Kashi darshan. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Lalita Mandir". Kashiyana.com. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Ghat of Goddess". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Ghats of Varanasi". Shri Kashi darshan. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Devi temples". Varanasi temples website. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Devotees throng Lalita Gauri Temple". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Nepali Mandir". ixigo.com. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  8. ^ "A piece of Nepal in Varanasi". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Goddess Parvati". Mahashivratri.org. Retrieved 25 September 2015.