Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple , famous Hanuman temple established in the Sankatmochan area via Bhelupur, Durga Mandir, and Manas Mandir via Rath Yatra from the railway station.
This famous temple of Hanuman ji was built by Saint Tulsidas ji in the 16th century. Since then, this temple has been renovated many times. This temple is very powerful and remover the sorrows of the afflicted. That’s why its fame is increasing day by day. A huge statue of Hanuman Ji is installed in the Sankat mochan Hanuman temple. Hanuman ji is in child form in Tulsi temple. It is self-proclaimed. Hanuman ji established at Tulsi Ghat in Banaras.
It believed that in the 16th century, when Maharishi Tulsidas Ji composed Ramcharitmanas and Hanuman Chalisa, then the devotee Hanuman appeared to him at this place (Varanasi Hanuman Mandir), which is also called the ancient Hanuman temple of Varanasi.
After some time, Maharishi Tulsidas ji got a temple dedicated to Hanuman ji built at the same place (Hanuman Mandir Varanasi Uttar Pradesh) and named it Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir, that is, the one who removes the troubles of his devotees.
Story of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir
Goswami Tulsidas ji had composed Ramcharitmanas, whose chapters he used to read and recite to the devotees every day at Assi Ghat in Varanasi and used to do Ram Bhajan. Hearing his story, an old leprosy patient would come first every day and leave last. He used to sit at the end behind all the devotees.
Tulsidas ji used to give water to the Peepal tree every morning. One day a vampire sitting on that peepal tree asked him if he wanted to meet Shri Ram. Tulsidas ji got excited hearing this and asked him that but who will introduce me to Shri Ram? Then the vampire replied Hanuman.
Hearing this, Tulsidas ji fell into doubt, then the vampire told him that the old leprosy patient who comes daily to listen to your story is Hanuman. Hearing this, Tulsidas became very excited. Next time after listening to the story of Rama, when everyone left, Tulsidas Ji followed the old man.