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Lalita Gauri Mandir

Lalita Gauri Mandir
ललिता गौरी मंदिर
Lalita Gauri Mandirललिता गौरी मंदिर is located in Uttar Pradesh Varanasi
Lalita Gauri Mandir
ललिता गौरी मंदिर
Temple location on Varanasi district map
Name
Devanagari ललिता गौरी मंदिर
Tamil லலிதா கவுரி மந்திர்
Geography
Coordinates
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Varanasi
Location Lalita Ghat, Varanasi, India
Elevation 73.941 m (243 ft)
Culture
Consort Lalita Gauri (Parvati)
Important festivals Navratri
Architecture
Architectural styles Nagara
History and governance
Date built 19th century

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]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Significance and religious belief 2
  • Location 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

History

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

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

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

References

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