1. AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
Akshardham is the largest Hindu temple in the world and is located on NH24. This temple is more than just a place for worship. It is the largest Hindu Temple in the world and comprises of a theatre, halls, a food court, garden, musical show in the evening is worth seeing. Visitors are not allowed to carry any bags, phone, camera in the temple premises. Visitors have to submit their belongings at the booth. It is one of the famous temples in Delhi and builds in 2005. A unique thing about the temple architecture is that it is build entirely using marble and stones and no metal used in construction. Akshardham is a must visit Famous Temples in Delhi. ‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. It is constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS).
One should not miss the boat ride when in Akshardham. Take a boat ride to get a brief look at over 10,000 years of Indian culture and spirituality while streaming through water fountains. There is a statue of Swaminarayan which is 3.4 meter high presiding deities here. There is a very big theater with an epic screen. The theater shows the Neelkanth Yatra. This movie tells the journey of a young boy named Vani, who is traveling across the country. He treks across the country. The movie reminds ourselves of the value of sacrifices and services. The movie is shot at 108 different locations. Most of the people on the ship volunteered for the movie.
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2. ISKCON TEMPLE
The ISKCON temple is famous as Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir. This magnificent temple has “shikhars” of a height of 90 ft. above the ground level. The walls of the temple have been decorated with the works of artists from Russia. The daily routine in the temple continues with six aartis proposed to the deities, namely Darshan Aarti, Raj Bhog Aarti, Usthapana Aarti, Mangala Aarti, Sandhya Aarti, and Shyana Aarti. ISKCON Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New Delhi. It is also the Famous Temples in Delhi. This Temple is located at Hare Krishna Hills (near Nehru Place), in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi India. The whole ambiance of the temple is very attractive with devotional chants, fountains and gift shops. We have a Govinda’s restaurant serving high-quality vegetarian food and has become a landmark for foodies in Delhi.
Along with the temple, a center known as the Glory of India’s Vedic Culture.
The temple echoes with the sounds of the devotees enchanting the Maha Mantra:
Hare Ram Hare Ram
Ram Ram Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Tips to know
- The temple is open all days from 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- ENTRY FEE – No Entry Fee
- The temple is situated 5 km away from the Nizamuddin railway station and 12 km from the New Delhi railway station.
- Best Season- February – April, August – November
3. HANUMAN TEMPLE
Hanuman Mandir is located at the Baba Kharak Singh Marg (road) near Connaught Place. It’s Famous Temples in Delhi. It is one of the oldest Hanuman temples in the country, it was build by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724. It was built most probably at the same time when the Jantar Mantar was Built. The main gate of the Hanuman Mandir is more attractive with embossed artwork that represents the great epic “Ramayana” completely. Although the temple remains open on all days, a large number of devotees comes on Tuesdays and Saturdays here. The temple has a continuous chant of Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Ram’. This continuous chanting has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The temple also is known for ‘Mehendi’ work done on the hands of ladies outside the temple.
This ancient temple also finds mention in the Mahabharata along with the story of how Bhima came upon Hanuman (his brother as both are the sons of Vayu) and accepted his superiority when he found himself unable to move even his tail. Said to be built by the Pandavas, the temple has a swayambhu idol of Lord Hanuman as a child. Hanuman Jayanti (birthday celebrations of Lord Hanuman) held every year with great on the full moon (Purnima) day in the month of Chaitra (March – April) as per established lunar Hindu Panchangam or Hindu calendar. Colorful processions with festoons and with devotees wearing Hanuman masks and tails and carrying large idols of Hanuman fill the streets.
TIPS TO KNOW
- The Nearest Metro Station is Rajiv Chowk Metro.
- Timings of the Temple 5:00 am to 11:00 pm
- If you are planning to visit the Hanuman Temple – Connaught Place then don’t forget to eat “kachoris” here.
4. BIRLA TEMPLE
Birla Temple is the Famous temple in Delhi. This temple also is known as Laxmi Narayan Mandir. It is famous for its mightblowing architecture and its presiding deity, Lord Vishnu. Birla Temple was built by Raja Baldev Das in 1938. This temple has quite an interesting history attached to it. It is Built over a period of 6 years, the inauguration of this temple is done by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple. The main temple is staunch to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, while the smaller ones are of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, and Goddess Durga. It is the Famous Temples in Delhi. There is also a Buddha temple in this temple complex, decorate with wall paintings describing his life and work. All the statues in the temple made up of marble.
Tips To Know
- The Nearest metro is R.K. Ashram Marg.
- Mandir timings are 4.30 am – 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm – 9.00 pm
5. SAI BABA TEMPLE
Sai Baba temple is one of the oldest and well-known temples in Delhi, there is a long queue on Thursday and at the time of evening aarti. This temple is located on Lodhi Road near Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium. If you are not able to go to Shirdi… Shirdi is here for you in Delhi. There are no entry charges to visit the temple. The best time to visit this temple is to be during Aarti time. It is so peaceful to be a part of chants and bhajans that are sung in praise of the Lord. Devotees can also offer coconut and flowers to Sai Baba. The idol of Sai Baba is visible from the road. The Idol is built with white marble. There is a prayer hall in the temple and in the hall, the idol of Sai Baba is placed. There are many shops buying parsad.
The temple is built in modern style. Here you experience the Kakad Aarti, Noon Aarti, Shej Aarti, and Dhoop Aarti every day. This is also the Famous Temples in Delhi.
Tips to Know
- Timings – 5.00 am to 9.30 pm
- Address – 17, Institutional Area Lodhi Road, Delhi- 110003 phone – 011-24658113
- Nearest Railway Station- Nizammudin Railway Station.
- Aarti Timing:Kakad Aarti at Morning 5.30 a.m.
Mangal Snan: 6.00 a.m.
Aarti at Morning: 8.00 a.m.
Noon Aarti: 12 noon.
Dhoop Aarti Evening Prayer: 6.30 p.m.
Shej Aarti at Night: 9.30 p.m.Thursday Dhoop Aarti Evening Prayer: 7.00 PM.
6. BHAIRON TEMPLE
Kilkari Bhairav Temple or Bhairo Temple situated in the backyard of the Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Pragati Maidan. The architecture of this temple is purely North Indian style. It believed that this holy place built by the Pandavas. Bhairav Temple is the only temple where devotees offer alcohol to the deity. This alcohol is then distributed to the devotees as a prasad. The temple is one of Delhi’s best tourist attraction. A large number of devotees come here throughout the year. All the idols in the temple constructed with marble, it gives the temple a very impressive look. There are two wings of the temple – the Kilkari Bhairav Temple, where the devotees offer alcohol to the deity and the Doodhiya Bhairav Temple, where milk offered to the idol. It had believed that Bheem (one of the Pandavas), worshipped in this temple and achieved Siddhis as well.
Another interesting thing about this temple was there were so many dogs near the temple. And Dogs had been considering vehicle of Bhairav. Specifically, a large number of devotees visit the temple every Sunday. If you wish to offer alcohol to the deity of Bhairav then you must carry it with you. The temple doesn’t sell alcohol and you can’t even find a shop near to the temple. It is also one of the Famous Temples in Delhi.
Tips to Know
- Timings – 5:00am to 12:00 noon and 3:00 PM-9:00 PM.
- The Nearest Metro Station is Pragati Maidan.
- Location – Outside Purana Qila (Old Fort) opposite Pragati Maidan Gate No-1, New Delhi-110001
- Entry Fee – No Entry Charges.
- Photography is strictly prohibited in this temple.
7. CHHATTARPUR TEMPLE
Chhattarpur temple is India’s second largest temple after Akshardham. Officially known as Shri Aadya Katyayani Shakti Peetham. It’s a beautiful Monument, which is built in both South Indian as well as North Indian style of architecture. It is located on Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road, in South Delhi. This temple had been build by Swami Nagpal Maharaj, who was a great devotee of Goddess Durga. Chattarpur Temple attracts a large number of devotees, especially at the time of Navratras and Durga Puja. The construction of this temple had been accomplished in the 1970s. The Mandir spread over an area of 70 acres and has a number of structures. This temple is also the Famous Temples in Delhi. There are different holy places in the temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, and Goddess Lakshmi.
This temple dedicated to Goddess Katyayani and it also houses many large and small temples with the elegant idol of different deities. There is also a holy tree in the temple’s compound, every knot of thread tied to it narrates a story, a story of faith, a story of excitement and religious fervor in the heart of devotees. In the temple complex, there are lovely gardens and yards that leave a breathtaking impression on the spirits of the devotees.
Tips To Know
- One can easily reach Chhatarpur Temple by taking local Buses, metro, auto rickshaws or by hiring taxis from Delhi.
- The Nearest Metro Station is Chhattarpur Metro.
- Timings of the Mandir – 4:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Location – Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road, in South Delhi.
8. GAURI SHANKAR TEMPLE
Gauri Shankar Temple is an ancient temple that is located near Digambar Jain Temple on the main Chandani Chowk Road. One can visit the temple especially on Mondays, which is a day of Lord Shiva. It is one of the most significant temples of Shaivism. The best time to visit this temple is during the festival of Shivratri. On that day the temple is beautifully decorated and filled with devotional activities and it looks incredible. The atmosphere inside the temple is quiet, composed and calm. It is also one of the Famous Temples in Delhi.
As per the history, the temple was built by Apa Ganga Dhar. he was a Maratha soldier who was a devotee of Lord Shiva. Once he was badly injured in a battle and chances of his survival were less. At that time he prayed to Lord Shiva requesting for his life and pledged to build a beautiful temple if he survived. In order to fulfill his promise, he constructed the temple, and the building was later refurbished in the year 1959 by Seth Jaipuria. A huge statue of Lord Shiva’s placed inside the temple, which is breathtaking and just by looking at it, one can feel the power and the strength of his force.
Tips To Know
- The Nearest metro station is Chandani Chowk.
- Location of this Temple – Near Digambar Jain Temple on the main Chandni Chowk Road.
- Open on all days.
- Timings – 5:00am to 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Entry Fee- Free
- One can visit the temple especially on Mondays, which is a day of Lord Shiva.