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Hanuman Garhi Mandir



Hanumangarhi is a temple of Lord Hanuman in Ayodhya. More than 70 steps lead to the main Hanuman temple which is one of the most popular temples of Lord Hanuman in North India.

Hanuman Garhi is a very important temple in the City of Ayodhya. It is located in the center of the city. The temple is entered by a flight of 76 steps. Lord Hanuman lived here in a cave in order to guard and defend the Ramkot (Sri Ram Janmabhumi).

The present temple was built in the middle of 10th century. The temple contains a very important shrine to Lord Hanuman. The temple has the form of a large four-sided fort-like structure with circular bastions at each corner.

Hanuman Garhi temple is also famous for its strategic location. It is situated at such a height and at such a site, from where the sunrises and sunsets are artistically visible. People who visit Nainital do not miss the opportunity of watching the mesmerizing view of sunset that one can get from this place.

Hanuman Garhi is a must visit for people with a religious bent of mind. On the other side of the hill housing the temple are Shitala Devi temple and Ashram of Lila Sah Bapu.



HANUMAN GARHI is situated to the south of Tallital. It was built by Neem Karoli Baba, a famous local saint in around 1950. This temple is built on beautiful a hill.

One can view the magnificent sun set & valley view of the Tarai from here. Watching the sun gliding down the mountains is what makes the place the most interesting.

The Hanuman Garhi is believed to have been built at the site that was inhabited by Hanuman. To reach the temple, 76 steps need to be climbed. Land of the temple is believed to have been donated by Nawab of Avadh, on which construction was done during the middle of the 10th century by one of the courtesans of the Nawab.

The cave temple has an inner sanctum that is adorned with the idol of infant Hanuman in his mothers lap. It is believed that the idol can bestow boon on the devotees worshipping in the temple.

The temple is shaped like a four-sided fort with circular bastions at each corner.Various devotees and visitors believe that Lord Hanuman resided at the site in a cave and looked after the Ramkot or the Janambhoomi.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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