In Delhi, the Divinity Is Not Bottled Up In the Shrines...It Finds Its Way into Everyone’s Hearts

One should definitely enjoy the brilliant temple architecture while on religious tour to Delhi. Thousands of devotees throng Delhi on a religious tour in order to experience the magical mystery of Delhi temples and enjoy the new look and beauty during festive season.

In this antique city, the devotion and spirituality for supreme self rises greater than that of old temple spires. Serene temples adorn country’s capital with an outstanding bland of reverence and exquisite architecture resting under the lavish shadow of greenish trees. One can witness thousands of devotees willing to offer ovation with hundreds of sweets, fragrant garlands and coconuts during festive season. They decorate temples with bright lights to create an amazing vista, with handsome glitter in devotee’s eyes.

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One among the most obscure religious worship places that has ever been constructed is the great grand Akshardham Temple, resting on banks of River Yamuna. Delivering an impeccable mixture of bliss, wisdom, beauty and breathtaking grandeur, this temple was constructed in a short span of 5 years under round the clock construction with marble and red sandstone under the blessings of the great HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj belonging to Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), who manages this architecture right now. Apart from enhancing devotees’ spiritual sense, Akshardham temple also delivers Sahajanand Darshan (Audio Animatronics Show) in which they portray Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s life through sound and light effects, robotics, music and dialogues.

Apart from the famous Hindu temples, there are also various Jain temples that adorn Delhi. The popular Digambar Jain Temple is situated within a small sized marble courtyard encircled by colonnade in the middle of bustling Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. This temple shines brightly with gold and butter lamps. A Jain Bird Hospital functions within this campus to treat injured birds. One should also visit ISKCON Temple, located on Hare Krishna Hill towards eastern direction of Kailash. Every single person in Delhi should definitely experience the euphonic melodious chants in a tranquil atmosphere. Further south direction from here, an ambrosial Opera - house - of-Sydney structure that stand huge behind lavish green Kalkaji Hill. Constructed by the famous architect, Fariburz Sabha, this beautiful temple lies in front of picturesque backdrop decorated with amazing emerald pools along with lavish manicured gardens to soothe all thirsty soul without any differentiation of belief, creed, and caste. All these tranquil Hindu worship places in Delhi welcome every tourist and inspire them to come back multiple times.

Major Temples in Delhi

Akshardham Temple Delhi

This is one among the latest temples in the capital city. Built by Bochasanvasi Aksharapurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) on banks of Yamuna River, this temple lies in a widespread area of about 100 acres. On November 5th, this Akshardham Mandir was opened to public by President APJ Abdul Kalam. They took two complete years to construct this temple.

Birla Mandir Delhi

This Lakshmi Narayan Mandir is located towards the western direction of Connaught Place, New Delhi. In 1928, Raja Baldev Das constructed this temple for Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Otherwise referred as Birla Mandir in New Delhi, this temple carries a unique interesting story behind its history.

Chhatarpur Mandir

This Mandir is located about 4 km from popular Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, Delhi. This beautiful Chhatarpur Mandir is constructed based on both North Indian and South Indian architecture. It was constructed from white immaculate marble that spreads over wide area of amazingly manicured gardens and greens.

Gauri Shankar Temple

This Hindu temple is situated in Old Delhi. This temple was constructed for Lord Shiva and carries an 800 year old brown colored lingam which is made from phallus stone. This Lingam is surrounded by snakes which represents cosmic pillar, Universal center, the original life.

Hanuman Mandir Delhi

This Mandir is located at Baba Kharak Singh Marg besides Connaught Place. Being one among the oldest temples for Hanuman in India, this was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724. Right from its time of construction, this Hanuman Mandir has undergone various restorations.

ISKCON Temple, Delhi

This is located at Hari Krishna Hill, besides Kailash east. The construction of this temple dates back to 1998, by Hare Rama Hare Krishna cult. This ISKCON temple is one among 40 temples constructed in India by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Being completely dedicated to the Lord Krishna, this is one among biggest temple structures in India.

Kali Bari Mandir Delhi

This temple was constructed for Goddess Kali Mata. This small size temple is unpretentious in design. Bengal population residing in Delhi throngs this place during the time of Durga Puja, which comes during October month. During this period, this temple will remain as the centre of attraction with huge population of devotees thronging this temple.

Kalkaji Temple

This temple is located behind commercial complex, Nehru Place, Delhi. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kalka Devi and is constructed to be a domed 12 sided temple. The oldest structure of this Kalka Ji Mandir dates back to 1764 to 1771 when Marathi rulers ruled this place. During the middle of 19th century, they carried out some additions and renovation at this temple.

Lotus Temple

This temple is located towards the southeast direction of Connaught Place at a distance of about 12 km. This is one among the highly splendid architectural temple in Delhi which got its name because of its structure. They completed this temple during 1986 at the height of approximately 40 m.

Sheetla Devi Temple

This temple is situated in a suburb of Gurgaon region, Haryana. Standing beside a pond, this temple is devoted to the great Mata Sheetla Devi. This can also be referred as ‘Shakti Peeth’ and is one among the highly sacred pilgrimage for Hindus.

Sri Digambar Jain Mandir Delhi

This Mandir is located just opposite to Delhi’s Red Fort. This is one among the oldest Mandirs in Delhi which dates back to rule of Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor. Originally this Delhi Sri Digambar Jain Lal temple was constructed in the year 1658 A.D.

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