Durga Temple Varanasi
Durga forehead, also known as the "monkey temple" is one of the essential wats of Varanasi. This forehead is devoted to Goddess Durga. The Durga forehead was designed in the 18th millennium. A Arabic Maharani designed the Durga forehead in Nagara Design (the Northern Native indian type of forehead architecture). It is marked red with ochre and has a multi-tiered shikhara (spire). The Durga forehead is located on a rectangle-shaped reservoir, known as the Durga Kund. According to the Puranas, Goddess Durga has kept this position for many hundreds of years and defends the sacred town, Varanasi, from the Southern.
According to stars, the existing sculpture of Goddess Durga was not created by man but showed up on its own in the forehead. The Durga forehead is also known as Horse forehead because of the use of high variety of apes. In Hinduism, Durga is showed as the embodiment of shakti or women energy, dressed in red, driving a competition and completely with Shiva's trident, Vishnu's discus and a blade. Non-Hindus can get into the courtyard of the Durga forehead but not the inner sanctum. A huge variety of Hindu enthusiasts check out the Durga forehead during Navratri and other excellent events.