Temples in Delhi
Akshardham Temple, located on National Highway 24 near Noida More, epitomizes the long Indian cultural history. It brings together the real essence of Indian traditions, detailed architecture, values and contributions of the glorious Indian history to the world. Closest to Akshardham metro station, one can visit the temple between 9 am to 7 pm. A beautiful musical fountain show and Premvati food court must be visited.
Lotus Temple is one of the most significant architectures of Bahai faith. It is located in Kalkaji nearest to the Nehru Place metro station. The temple looks like a half-opened lotus flower with 27 freestanding petals made of marble ready to accommodate 2500 people. The faith talks about ‘Conversation with God’ and meditation signifying purity. Visitors are allowed between 10 am to 4 pm from Tuesday through Sunday.
Kalkaji Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Kalka Devi, is situated close to the Nehru Place metro station. Devotees visit the temple on a regular basis but during Navratri time, a special festival in India this temple is choc-a-blocked. The temple is open early in the morning till late night except Mondays for everyone to offer prayers.
ISKCON temple is located on Hari Krishna Hill near East of Kailash, it opens from 4:30 am to 12 pm in the morning and 4:00pm-9:00pm in the evening. Kirtan and pravachans take place regularly in the mandir, one must listen to it if you’re a serious devotee. For many this will turn out to be a great experience as it’s a place to remember Lord Krishna and find peace and solace. .
Hanuman Mandir, one of the oldest temples dedicated to this God, is situated at Baba Kharak Singh road near Connaught Place. It was built in 1724 by Maharaja Jai Singh and has undergone many restorations. One thing everyone should know about this temple is the 24-hour chanting of Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram since August 1964. Tuesday being the special day of our Lord Hanuman, this temple is full to its capacity.
Sai Baba Mandir
Located on Lodhi Road closest to JLN metro station, Sai Baba Mandir is a place for all Sai devotees. The temple is open from 8 am to 9 pm on all days, Thursday being the special day of Sai Baba. Contributing in terms of prayers, aartis, food services, bhajans and more…the loyal devotees find peace in the beautiful shrine.
Built in the South Indian architectural style, Chhattarpur temple is located just 4 kms from Qutub Minar in the Mehrauli area of the city. A spectacular complex in terms of architecture made in white marble. The main shrine is devoted to Goddess Durga. During Navratri, this place is filled to capacity as devotees come from far and near.
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