When you hear about a trip to Varanasi, it may not entice those dreamy vacation vibes. However, for a day-or-two off, Varanasi is one of the best places if you are someone into culture and lots of culture.
One of those places is Bharat Mata Mandir. Build-in 1936, and inaugurated by Mahatama Gandhi himself, the temple is home to art. The temple is located in Varanasi’s Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus and was built by the university’s founder and freedom fighter Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta.
When you enter the temple, you are exposed to a map of undivided India carved out of a that lays in the hall. The walls of the temple are beautifully sculptured and carry slogans like Vande Mataram.
The details on the ‘deity’ is a whole different story. The mountains pop out of the map and give an impression of a country made for ‘tiny Gulliver’. The map has no man-made boundaries and rivers intricately outlined.
During national occasions like Independence Day or Republic Day, water is poured in and around the map to bring life to its water features.
As far as the temple’s vicinity is concerned, the place offers a calm environment to its visitors. You have all the time in the world to immerse yourself in the beautiful traditional art an ethos.