Shrei Durga Mandir, also referred to as Durga Kund Mandir and Durga Temple, is one of the most well-known temples within the holy metropolis of Varanasi. This temple has terrific spiritual importance in Hinduism and is devoted to the Maa Durga. Durga Mandir turned into constructed in 18th century via Bengali Maharani. Durga Mandir changed into constructed in 18th century via Bengali Maharani. The temple is devoted to the Goddess Durga. Next to the temple, is a kund which was earlier related to the river Ganges. It is thought that the present icon of the goddess was no longer made via a person however appeared on its own within the temple.
In adhyaya 23 of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana, this temple's foundation is defined. As consistent with the text, Kashi Naresh called for a Swayamvar for his daughter Sashikala's marriage. The King later learnt that the princess was in love with vanvasi prince Sudarshan. So Kashi Naresh were given his daughter secretly married to the prince. When the other Kings were given to realize approximately the wedding, they got indignant and went on struggle with Kashi Naresh. Sudarshan then supplied prayers to Durga, who came on a lion and fought the struggle for Kashi Naresh and Sudarshan. After the struggle, Kashi Naresh pleaded to Durga to shield Varanasi and with that belief, this temple was constructed.