The temple is located on the Saarangnath Road in Saarangnath locality of Saarnath. This temple is believed to be an ancient one belonging to Shaivite Sect. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Stairs lead to the main entrance of the temple. There is a statue of Nandi near the entrance. The temple houses twin Shiva lingam in its sanctum and both the Shiva lingams are worshipped together here. The temple is visited by a large number of devotees during Shravan month (July-August) and on Shivaratri.
This temple name is related to Saarang Muni (saint) who is brother of God Shiva's wife Parvathi. As per legend, during short stay of Shiva and Parvathi in Kasi, Saarang Muni visited this place to meet them. He liked this place very much that he decided to stay here at Saarnath. Lord Shiva promised him that he will visit his place in Shravan month (Hindu calendar month, July to August).
Varanasi airport is the nearest airport.
Varanasi Cantonment is the nearest railhead.
One can reach Varanasi bus station through bus from any nearby city. One can reach to the Saarnath from Varanasi by taxis or auto rickshaws.
Saarang Nath Temple,
Saarnath Rd, Near Saarnath Police Station,
Saarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh,
India, Pin code – 221 007.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.