The melange of different cultures has undoubtedly gifted the capital city of Delhi with several temples. While Delhi is immensely popular among the tourists for its vibrant markets, sumptuous food and exquisite architecture, the magnificent temples of Delhi are no less than them.
So, we decided to take a trip to few temples of Delhi from our travel bucket list. Here’re some of the temples we visited with their peculiarities and not to forget that all these temples have good connectivity with Delhi metro.
- Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place:
Reconstructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724, Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place is one of the oldest temples in Delhi. This Hanuman Temple is globally famous as it holds a Guinness Record for the continuous chanting of the mantra ‘Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Ram’. The temple is very crowded on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
- Akshardham temple:
Dedicated to Swaminarayan Akshardham, the lush green complex of this temple offers the much-needed serenity. One thing that should never be missed here is the musical fountain show! Since visitors are not allowed to carry any bag, camera or mobiles inside, it is better to leave them all in your car.
- Lotus Temple:
A temple dedicated to the newest religion, Bahai, is the reminder of freedom from the bondage. Housing a large empty hall inside, it is the most peaceful place you’ll find amidst the humdrum of the bustling city life.
- Chhatarpur Mandir:
Dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, this temple is spread across 70 acres of area and flaunts the blend of North and South style architecture. The mandir complex houses about 20 big and small temples of various Gods.
- Hanuman Mandir, Jhandewalan:
The colossal 108ft statue of Lord Hanuman that can be seen from the both Jhandewalan and Karol Bagh metro station is enough to lure the devotees. Apart from it, the mouth-shaped entrance of the temple is also an attraction. During the evening Aarti; the arms of Hanuman’s giant statue move back, the chest slides open and the beautiful images of Lord Shri Rama and Devi Sita protrudes to give darshan to all the devotees.
- Sai Baba Temple, Lodhi Road:
Located on Lodhi Road, this is one of the oldest Sai Baba Temple in Delhi. And if people are to be believed some devotees have actually felt the presence of Sai Baba here.
- Shri Jagannath Mandir, Hauz Khas:
Replica of old Jagannath temple in Puri, this temple is highly revered by the Oriya community. Housing the beautiful idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra (brother of Lord Jagannath), Maa Subhadra (sister of Lord Jagannath) and Sudarshan Chakra, this temple holds a lot of cultural significance.
- ISKCON Temple:
Situated on the Hare Krishna Hill in East of Kailash, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The angelic chants of the Hare Rama, Hare Krishna coupled with the melodious beating of the Mridangam makes the ambiance of the temple extremely pious.
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