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Bharat Mata Mandir

Bharat Mata Mandir
भारत माता मंदिर
Bharat Mata Mandirभारत माता मंदिर is located in Uttar Pradesh Varanasi
Bharat Mata Mandir
भारत माता मंदिर
Temple location on Varanasi district map
Name
Devanagari भारत माता मंदिर
Geography
Coordinates
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Varanasi
Location Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi
Elevation 83.67 m (275 ft)
Culture
Consort Bharat Mata
Important festivals Independence Day
Republic Day
History and governance
Date built 1936
Creator Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta

Bharat Mata Mandir (Hindi: भारत माता मंदिर, "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 Mother India and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Construction 2
  • Location 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

History

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

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

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.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Bharat Mata Mandir". varanasi.org. Retrieved Mar 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Bharat Mata". varanasicity.com. Retrieved Mar 2015. 
  3. ^ "LP". Lonely Planet. Retrieved Mar 2015. 
  4. ^ "Temple news". The Times of India. Retrieved Mar 2015. 
  5. ^ "Coordinates". latlong.net. Retrieved Mar 2015. 
  6. ^ "Elevation". Free Map tools. Retrieved Mar 2015. 
  7. ^ "Location". Google Maps. Retrieved Mar 2015. 
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