Temples are the sacred place where anyone can find inner peace and happiness. Delhi which is India’s capital is also a home of many temples with marvelous architecture. The craftsmanship and architecture of every temple is mind blowing making these temples into a must visit tourist attractions of India.
Delhi is a place with mixed population among which a considerable percentage belongs to Hindu people. Hindu people have rich cultures, heritage and impressive belief on their religion which has made most of the ancient temples to survive through thousands of years.
Thus, let us check top ten Famous temples in New Delhi that are must-visit locations in India:
10. Bhairon Temple
Situated at Pragati Maithan of Purana Qila is a temple for Hindu God Lord Bhairava. Built by Pandavas it is one of the most ancient temples which is believed to be worshipped by Bheem who was one among the Pandavas. It is a unique temple which has two wings namely Dhoothiya Bhairav Temple where devotees can offer milk to the deity and Kilkari Bhairav Temple where devotees are allowed to offer alcohol to the deity.
9. Hanuman Mandir
Lord Hanuman is worshipped all throughout the nation since he represents symbol of courage. Hanuman Mandir located at Connaught place of New Delhi is an evidently famous Hindu temple which was constructed during the period of Mahabharatha. Later, this temple was reconstructed in 1724 by Maharaja jai Singh and since then this temple has been marked as a famous landmark in New Delhi. This temple has also won Guinness record for continuously chanting mantras “Shri Ram, Jai Ram”.
8. Lotus Temple
It is a marvelous architecture with lotus like shape that makes this temple into a latest attraction of New Delhi. It gets more visitors than Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal which are world famous architectures. This temple is based on Bahai religion and does not contain any idol, deity or any articrafts except a big meditation hall. It is a best place for those who wish to meditate for long hours.
7. Akshardham Temple
It is an excellent place to find Hindu’s architecture, sculpture and articrafts that reflects the best construction in olden days. Lord Swaminarayanan is the main deity of this temple. The temple is surrounded by lush green garden and also has a boat ride which is never to be missed. Light show in the evening is the highlight of this temple and lot of visitors come to mainly watch this show.
6. Iskcon Temple
Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Iskcon is a famous chain of Temples in all over India. Built by the famous architect Achyut Kanvide, Isckon New Delhi is very famous among Lord Krishna Devotees since it has an incredible architecture just like the other Isckon temples in India. The holy mantra “Hare rama,Hare Krishna” is chanted the whole day with mild music of mridangam that makes this environment more pious.
5. Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir which is also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple is very famous for its architecture which was built by famous industrialist J.K.Birla during 1939. Mostly built with red sandstone, it is a multi storied building surrounded by garden having stone animals, fountains and attractive sculptures which makes the environment so peaceful. The main deities of this temple are Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi and a marble horse chariot is very famous tourist attraction at this spot.
4. Kali Mandir
This is a holy adobe dedicated to Goddess Kali maa who is the main deity of Bengali Community. It is located at Chittaranjan park of New Delhi and thousands of Bengali People visit this shrine every year. This temple complex has two other temples namely Lord Radha Govinda Temple and Lord Shiva temple which makes this temple premises really big. Durga pooja is the most famous festival celebrated at this place where lakhs of people participate to celebrate the festival.
3. Prachin Shani Mandir
It is a notable temple in whole India where you cannot find more Shani’s Temples. Shani Bhagavan is a famous Hindu God and one among Navagrahas in Hindu mythology. Devotees who visit this temple offer prayers to Lord Shani Bagavan who can do more favor when worshipped dedicatedly. This temple complex also has deities such as Lord Shiva, Mother Seeta, Lord Hanuman and Sai baba.
2. Kalkaji Mandir
This is also a temple dedicated to Goddess Shakthi or Durga who is said to be a replica of Goddess Vaishnovo Devi. Kalkaji Temple is one of the oldest temples which was built on 1764 AD. This temple is mostly crowded during the Navarathri season.
1. Sai Baba Temple
Located at Lodhi Road of New Delhi, it is one of the oldest Baba temples in India. Having the main deity as Sai Baba who is sitting in the center of a main hall, devotees offer flowers and prayers to the idol. Most of the Sai devotees feel the divine presence of Sai baba inside the temple premises.