8257+X6G, Ghats of Varanasi, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
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Surya Dev

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About Ganga Aditya Temple

Ganga Aditya temple is one of the 12 Aditya temples in Varanasi. Varanasi is the only place to have a large number of Surya temples.
Legend
According to chapter 51 in Kashi Khand, it is mentioned that when the holy river Ganga arrived in Varanasi, Lord Surya appeared before Ganga to adore her and it is said that since then he is posited at a place to adore the river Ganga.

Holy river Ganga of Varanasi

This form of Surya at the Ghat of Ganga came to be known as Ganga Aditya.
A devotee who will pray to lord Surya with full devotion is free from every sin and illness. it is believed that lord Surya is highly concerned for his devotees. one who just has darshan of Ganga Aditya to get rid of all diseases.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Idol of Ganga Aditya was established at south of Agastya Kund along with idols of Ganga Keshav and Gangaji. But presently these three idols are established at Lalita Ghat.

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How to reach Ganga Aditya Temple?

By Train: Reach new Delhi railway station platform 15 catch your train Howrah Rajdhani Express 12302 towards Howrah Junction get off at PT Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction change your train Jammu Tawi Express 13151 towards Jammu Tawi get off at Kashi which is 1.6km away from the temple. either catch a rikshaw or walk by.
By Air: Varanasi airport is well-linked to some of the major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai.
By Bus: you can catch a bus from nearby cities.

Ganga Aditya Temple Timings

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5:00AM TO 9:00PM

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