Durga temple, also known as the Monkey temple (because of the presence of huge number of monkeys), is located adjacent to Durga Kund. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga and was built in the 18th century. The temple was constructed by a Bengali Maharani in the north Indian Style with multi-tiered shikhara. An attractive pond known as the Durga Kund is built on the right side of the temple which was earlier connected to river Ganga. The statue of Goddess Durga is not human made; it is believed to have appeared on its own in the temple. During the times of Navratri, a large number of Hindu devotees visit this temple. This temple is constructed in square shape with the red colour stone representing the colour of Goddess Durga. The temple lies in the south of the city, away from the Ghats. The approach is easy flanked by flower and puja paraphernalia vendors. The energy of the temple is palpable. It is considered that Goddess Durga always protects the Varanasi from problems.
It is located at a distance of 2 KM from BHU and 6.3 KM from Varanasi Cantonment.
Cameras, mobile phones and other gadgets are not allowed within the premises of the temple.