Bharat Mata Mandir
It is no wonder that India is one of the beautiful countries in the world. It is a land that surprises each and every tourist that visit this land. In India, Varanasi is one of the most popular places. It is one of the oldest living city and also a home for the most religious sites. There are many areas to explore in the ghats of Varanasi that amazes the tourists to its best. The most popular place in Varanasi is the Bharat Mata Mandir. It is dedicated to the goddess which represents all the other goddess in the Hindu mythology. In other words, Bharat Mata Mandir is just like a mother to the country India.
India is the only country in the world that has been personified. This is the reason it is famous all around the globe.
Location and History
The Bharat Mata Mandir is located in the university campus of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith which is in Varanasi and it is located about 3 km. From the City Centre. It is a popular shrine of the Hindu deity where a map of undivided India is being worshipped.
The temple was built by Babu Shiva Prasad who was a visionary leader in the year of 1936. This temple was inaugurated itself by Mahatma Gandhi. The built of the temple is incredible as it lies on a floor in the form of a map and is completely made from marble. Independence day and Republic day are the most common festival that is celebrated here.
The temple is surrounded by a beautiful garden and its view is just marvellous. Thousands of tourists visit this place daily.
Well, it mind seems weird that people are literally worshipping the map of India. But the main thing is that the temple was built just to signify the unity of the country. The temple is being visited by all kinds of people despite which religion, cast, or creed. This temple has also attracted some famous international leaders and tourists too. Shiv Pratap got an idea to establish this temple when he saw that people are fighting among themselves on the basis of their religion and before independence, it was very important to be united. According to him, everyone was equal and unity is the strength of the country.
The map of India carved inside the temple is one of the most satisfying things one can get, one must visit this place in his lifetime. The carvings showcase all the oceans, mountains and plains of the country.
By- Siddharth vikram