List of 10 most famous temples of Delhi: Delhi (officially the National Capital Territory) is a union territory and metropolis of India. Being the capital of the country, the headquarters of all the three units of the central government - executive, parliament and judiciary are also located in New Delhi and Delhi. The total area of Delhi is 1483 square kilometers and it is also the second largest metropolis in the country after Mumbai by population. This city is situated on the banks of Yamuna river. Along with being the capital of the country and the main center of politics, it is a major center of tourist attraction in India, which is visited by people from all over the world.
Important tourist places of Delhi include Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Reserve Bank of India, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb in Mughal style, India Gate and Purana Qila etc. In this city you get to see the history of India, culture, Mughal architecture, museums, colonial buildings and famous religious places of almost all religions. Today you will get information about the most famous temples of Delhi through this post, the temples here are also very beautiful, whose architecture and architecture attract tourists.
List of 10 most famous temples of Delhi
- Akshardham Temple: Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple located in New Delhi One of the largest Hindu temple complex in India. Akshardham Temple is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. About 11,000 artisans were used to build this temple, including more than 3000 volunteers. The construction work of the temple took about 5 years, which was completed under the able leadership of Swami Maharaj, head of Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. Akshardham Temple was officially inaugurated on November 6, 2005. The main complex of this temple divided into 5 parts is located in the center. Spread over 100 acres, the temple is 141 feet in height, comprises 234 magnificently carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 shikharas, 20,000 idols of grand Gajendra etc. This temple reflects the old Indian culture, spirituality and architecture. The temple has been built in the memory of Lord Jyotirdhar Swaminarayan. It was included in the Guinness Book of World Records on 26 December 2007 for being the largest Hindu temple complex in the world.
- Kalkaji Temple: Kalkaji Temple is located in the Kalkaji area of South Delhi near Nehru Place. It is one of the most visited ancient and revered temples in India. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali Devi. This temple was built in the 18th century. This temple has been expanded only in the last 50 years, but the oldest part of the temple dates back to the 18th century. This temple is also known as Manokamna Siddha Peeth. Presently decorated with marble, this temple is surrounded by pyramid shaped pillars from all sides. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is 12-sided, with a broad corridor decorated with marble on each side. There is a verandah encircling the sanctum sanctorum here which has 36 arched passages.
- ISKCON Temple: ISKCON Temple is located in the eastern part of Kailash area of New Delhi. This temple was established in the year 1998. The temple was inaugurated by former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The ISKCON temple is also known as Shri Radha Parthasarathy Temple. This temple is mainly divided into four parts. The deities are worshiped daily by six aartis in the temple.
- Chhatarpur Temple: Chhatarpur temple is located in Chhatarpur area near Gurgaon-Mehrauli road. This temple is one of the largest and most famous temples in Delhi. This temple is dedicated to Mother Katyayani, hence it is also named Katyayani Shaktipeeth. This temple was established by Saint Baba Nagpal Ji of Karnataka. The foundation stone of the temple was done in 1974 by Shri Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth. This temple is spread over about 70 acres.
- Lotus Temple: Kamal Mandir (Bahá'í Temple) is a Bahá'í place of worship located at the rear of Kalka Ji Mandir (Nehru Place) in New Delhi. One of the most beautiful temples of Delhi, its construction work was completed on 13 November 1986. This temple was inaugurated on 24 December 1986 and on 1 January 1987 this temple was opened for common people. Because of its lotus-like shape, it is called Kamal Mandir or Lotus Temple. This is a very unique temple, as you will not see any idol here, yet people of all religions come here for prayer and meditation.
- Birla Temple: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess of Prosperity Mata Lakshmi, Birla Mandir is located in Connaught Place, near Gol Market This temple is one of the main temples of the national capital Delhi. The grand Birla Mandir is also known as Laxmi Narayan Mandir. This grand temple was originally built in 1622 by Veer Singh Dev. Later One of the biggest industrialists of the country G. The temple was expanded and renovated in 1938 by D. Birla, which was completed in 1939. The inauguration of the temple was done by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation of India. This temple was built in the Nagara style under the guidance of Pandit Vishwanath Shastri. The supernatural beauty of the idol of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu installed in the temple is created by seeing it. This temple is open from 6 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.
- Yogmaya Temple: Yogmaya Temple Located near Qutub Minar in Mehrauli, New Delhi. This is a very ancient temple, it is believed that this temple was built by the Pandavas after the end of the Mahabharata war. Sri Yogmaya Temple is believed to be one of the 5 temples that belong to the Mahabharata period. According to the priest of the temple, it is one of the 27 temples that were destroyed by Mahmud Ghaznabi and later by the Mughals. The present temple was constructed in the 19th century. Near this temple there is a water lake, Johad which is called "Aangtal".
- Digambar Jain Temple: Digambar Jain Temple is the oldest Jain temple located near the Red Fort in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. This beautiful red sandstone temple is situated at the intersection of Chandni Chowk and Netaji Subhash Marg. This temple was built in the year 1526. This famous temple is also called the Red Temple or Lal Mandir and has undergone many changes since its inception. This temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanath, the 23rd Tirthankara. The main deity of the Lal Mandir is Lord Mahavira, who was the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. The idol of Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism, is also installed inside the temple. This place is very popular among the followers of Jainism.
- Gauri Shankar Temple: Gauri Shankar Temple is a famous Hindu temple located near Digambar Jain Lal Mandir in Chandni Chowk area of Delhi. This temple is entirely dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest temples of Shaivism in India. This temple was built in the year 1761. The idols of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Ganesha and Kartik are kept inside the temple. Temple from 5 am Open till 10 pm.
- Gufa Wala Mandir: The Shiva temple located in East Delhi's Preet Vihar area is popularly known as 'Gufa Wala Mandir'. The construction of this temple started in 1987 and was completed in 1994. The main attraction of this temple is the huge idol of Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman built here. The temple has a large cave, which gives the feel of Vaishno Devi temple and inside the cave there is an idol of Mata Vaishno Devi and Lord Hanuman. A stream of Ganges water keeps flowing in the cave. The idols of Maa Chintpurni, Mata Katyayani, Santoshi Maa, Lakshmi Ji, Jwala Ji are also installed inside the cave. This temple is one of the most famous and beautiful temples of East Delhi.
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