BHARAT MATA MANDIR(Mother India Temple)
The Bharat Mata Temple is located at the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus, Varanasi and dedicated to the Bharat Mata (Mother India). It was constructed by the Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and inaugurated by the Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1936.
The statue of the Mother India is made up of the marble and looks like a model which symbolizes the entire India, represents mountain, plains and oceans of the India. The Bharat Mata temple does not have a traditional statue of Gods or Goddess but it has a real map of the Mother India.
Importance of the Bharat Mata Temple
Bharat Mata Temple is a unique, has an attractive and huge map of the Mother India on the ground denoting the statue of Mother of India. The statue has inimitable design which indicates the Goddess of India for all the religious deities, freedom fighters and leaders. The temple is a kind of admiration to all those who take part in the formation of India as it was built before the partition of the India.
Time to Visit the Bharat Mata Temple
Bharat Mata Temple opens at 9.30 am in the morning and closes at 8.00 pm in the evening. You can visit in any season.
How to Reach the Bharat Mata Temple
Bharat Mata Temple is located at 1 KM distance from the Cantt, Varanasi, 2 KM distance from the Roadways Bus Stand, Varanasi & 8 KM distance from the BHU. You can easily reach the Temple by taking the Rickshaw/Auto Rickshaw from Varanasi Railway Station or Bus Stand, it will take only 10-15 minutes to reach there.
Bapu Kaksha is situated in the Faculty of Humanities, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi. Previously it was known as Mahatma Gandhi Smarak Kaksha. On 10 October 2017 Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik Ji and the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Dr. Prithvish Nag inaugurated this Kaksha and named it Bapu Kaksha. It's a sort of Musium where antique things related to Gandhi Ji are preserved. Gandhi Ji stayed here for a week ie. from 26 July to 2 August 1934 on the occasion of Akhil Bharatiya Congress Samiti and Kendriya Harijan Sewak Sangh Adhiveshan. Dr. Nalini Shyam Kamil is the Incharge of this Kaksha. Seeking his permission any body can visit it.