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Bhelupur, Varanasi

Bhelupur, main road.(West to East view leading to Bhelupur Police Station). Picture taken from Water Works.Road is called
Bhelupur, main road.
(West to East view leading to Bhelupur Police Station). Picture taken from Water Works.
Road is called "Kamachha Road"
Bhelupur is located in Uttar Pradesh Varanasi
Area location on Varanasi district map
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Varanasi
 • Body Varanasi Nagar Nigam
 • M.P. Narendra Modi
BJP[1](since 2014)
 • M.L.A Jyotsana Srivastava
BJP[2] (since 2012)
Varanasi Cantonment
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postal code 221010
Telephone code +91-542
Vehicle registration UP65 XXXX
District website Official website

Bhelupur (a.k.a. Bhelupura) is a suburban neighborhood located in south of Varanasi district (Uttar Pradesh). It is situated 2.5 kilometers west of Kedar ghat and to the river Ganges. Benaras Hindu University is situated 4.5 kilometers south of Bhelupur.[3]

Bhelupur is bounded by Rathyatra in North, Lanka in South, Sonarpura in East and Sudamapur Bari Gaibi in the West.[4]


  • Places of importance 1
  • Education 2
  • Geography 3
  • Transportation 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Places of importance

By the virtue of being a part of one of the oldest cities in the world (Varanasi), Bhelupur's history dates several hundred years back and houses several places of historical and touristic importance & interest.

  • Tulsi Manas Mandir: This temple has both, historical as well as cultural importance in Hinduism. The ancient Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas was originally written at this place by Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher Sri Tulsidas. In 1964, a temple (called Tulsi Manas Mandir) was built.[5]
  • Durga Mandir & Durga Kund: Durga Temple is the temple for Goddess Durga and was built in the 18th century. The temple was constructed by Bengali Maharani (Bengali Queen) and has a pond (Kund) adjacent to it (hence the name "Durga Kund").[6]
  • Vijayanagaram palace: Bhelupur houses the palace of Maharaja of Vijayanagaram. The palace is believed to be built in 18th century A.D. There is a residential colony called Vijay Nagar colony adjacent to the palace. Constructed in the 1970s, this colony is housed on the palace's compound and is reportedly one of the oldest in Varanasi.[7][8]
  • Shri Digambar Jain Temple: Shri Digambar Jain Temple is the birthplace of Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara of Jainism.[9][10][11]
  • Central Hindu School: Established in 1898 by Dr. Annie Besant, Central Hindu School is India's one of the largest schools. From 1898 to 1916, this school conducted under graduation classes (as a loaner) for Banaras Hindu University (founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya) as the university was under construction during that time.[12]


Bhelupur has several schools and colleges; some dating back to the late 19th century.


Bhelupur is situated in centre of Varanasi city and South of Varanasi district. Kamchchha, Gurubaugh, Ashfaq Nagar, Khojwan, Gurudham colony, Jawahar Nagar colony, Padampuri colony, Ravindra Puri and Durga Kund are a part of Bhelupur jurisdiction.


Bhelupur is served by Varanasi railway station (3 kilometers) and Varanasi airport (21 kilometers).

See also


  1. ^ "Comprehensive Election results".  
  2. ^ "Varanasi North Result". Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  3. ^ "Coordinates". Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  4. ^ "Span". Google Maps. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tulsi Manas Mandir". Varanasi city website. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  6. ^ "Durga Temple". Varanasi city website. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  7. ^ "Vijayanagaram". Wikimapia. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  8. ^ "Vijaya Nagar colony". Wikimapia. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jain temples". Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  10. ^ "Jain temples in Varanasi". Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bhelupur teerth". Jain Jagat. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  12. ^ Brief History of Central Hindu College, Banaras Hindu University Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Correspondence and Select Documents, by Rajendra Prasad, Valmiki Choudhary. Allied Publishers, 1984. ISBN 81-7023-002-0. Page 479.
  13. ^ "Temple information". Retrieved Mar 2015. 
  14. ^ "VKM". School website. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  15. ^ "Anglo Bengali". Varanasi city website. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
  16. ^ "Besant Theosophical School". The Times of India. Retrieved Feb 2015. 
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