10 Most Famous Temples in Delhi
Delhi is the capital of India and is over-crowded, which is why this city keeps bustling all day and night. It is the most populated city after Mumbai and the political hub of India. Being so noisy, yet there’s a calm side of this city that includes Delhi Temples! As we know that temples are Hindu worship place and worship place of any religion brings peace of mind and let you experience the divine energy. In case, if you’re on a Golden Triangle Tour, you will come across this capital country for sure. Do visit the UNESCO Heritage Sites, along with some old forts, which are thousands of years old. However, don’t miss out to explore the famous temples of India within Delhi, which are mentioned below:
1. Gauri Shankar Mandir
This temple is situated in the proximity of Digambar Jain Temple in Chandni Chowk road. Gauri Shankar mandir boasts the shrine of Lord Shiva and has many tales attached to it. It is said that a Maratha Soldier vowed to build this temple if he wins the battle and that’s what happened. The Shiva linga is 800 years old, which is surrounded by snakes in silver. Besides it, you’ll find shrines of Mata Parvati with her two sons, which are family of Lord Shiva, are standing next to the linga. In 1959, a great personality, named Seth Jaipura renovated this temple, and you will find his name within the temple complex.
Open time- 5:00am to 10:00am and 5:00pm to 10:00pm
2. Hanuman Mandir
Connaught Place in Delhi is considered as one of the must-visit places in Delhi as it offers a huge market for shopper lovers. Even in such a crowded place, you’ll come across the temple of Hanuman, which is the religious landmark during Mahabharata. It was originally built by Raja Man Singh that was again built by Raja Jai Singh in the 17th century. This temple has an idol of Hanumanji that is sitting on the spire in the crescent moon shape. And the fact is the worship style here is recorded in Guinness Book of World Record.
Open time- 5:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 11:00pm
3. Akshardham Temple
This beautiful temple is in the proximity of CommonWealth village NH24, which is regarded as the most tranquil place for people. The peace and purity of this place can be felt with the breathtakingly incredible shrine, built in honor of Swaminarayan Akshardham, a famous Hindu saint. In the same, there’s a religious body which was officially established in the year 2005. This is the first biggest Hindu temple in the country that has been spread around in the large area. Akshardham not only boasts the temple, but it has an open space for learning and harmony. This temple is built with pink sandstone and has intricately carved exterior.
Open time- 9:30 am to 6:30pm
4. Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir or Lakshminarayan Mandir was built by Mr. B.D Birla, who is a famous business tycoon. This temple was carved in the year 1938, and Birla family contributed all the funding. This temple is on the Mandir Marg, which is easily accessible through buses, cabs, or metros. This temple is covering 7acres of land and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi along with a huge devotional hall in the interior. Birla Mandir boasts Orissa architecture entirely as it is built from red sandstone.
Open time- 4:30 am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 9:00pm
5. Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple is the symbol of Bahai religion in India that believes in the concept of “God is one.” This temple is the famous mandir in Delhi, which is open for everyone, regardless of their caste and creed. The architecture of Lotus temple is quite unique and fascinating that forms the shape of a lotus. Besides this, Lotus temple is also known for its tranquility and peaceful environment, which makes this sacred site perfect for embracing calmness.
The temple is made up of white marble and the 27 petals of lotus covering the dome, makes this view absolute mesmerizing. It has the capacity to welcome 2000 people at a time.
Open time- 9:30 am to 7 pm and in winters 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
6. Kali Bari, Chittaranjan Park
Kali Bari Chittaranjan Park was founded in the year 1973, and in the year 1977 first Durga Puja was held, and you can find the same till now. This Kali Temple is built in Bengal architecture entirely and is a famous hub for social and cultural events from the Bengali community. Over the year, this temple has gained considerable popularity from the Bengali community and also the frequent visit of devotees. Durga Puja is the core tradition in the Bengalis, which depicts that evil, will diminish one day!
Open time- 4:45 am to 10:00pm
7. Jhandewalan Mandir
To be found on the Jandewala road near Karol Bagh, this temple was built in honor of Devi Jhandewali. This temple was built in the 18th century when Badri Das founded the idol of the goddess at the same place the temple standing. It is said that the hands of the old idol were damage, so new hands in silver were attached to the idol, and it was sanctified in the cave. It is said that people who pray from their pure heat their wishes get fulfilled.
Open time- 5:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 10:00pm
8. ISKCON Temple, Hare Krishna Hills
This is a sacred Vaishnav Temple built in honor of Shri Krishna. It was inaugurated by the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihar Vajpayee in 1998. This temple boasts one of the largest complexes in the country. This temple has an Indian Vedic Center that shows the old India and history with the help of multimedia technologies. If you’re a history lover, then ISKCON Temple should be on priority.
Open time- 4:30am to 9:00pm
9. Yogmaya Temple
Just next to Qutub Minar in Mehrauli, Yogmaya Temple is the oldest shrine that is dedicated to Devi Yogmaya, who is an incarnation of Maa Durga. According to legends, this is the only temple that has been surviving from the Mahabharata era. As per the beliefs, Yogmaya temple was built by Pandavas after the iconic battle and later, Lala Sethmal renovated this temple in the 19th century under the patronage of Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Open time- 5:00 am to 8:30pm
10. Shri Sheetala Mata Mandir
Located on the Sheetala Mata road Gurugram, this sacred place built in honor of Sheetala Mata, who was the wife, Guru Dronacharya. This is a highly respected shrine as devotees say that this goddess came into the dream of a Jat, Chaudhari Singh and wished to have her own temple in Gurugram, which is why he built the temple for her.
Open time-6:00am to 8:00pm