New Delhi: There are many temples in Delhi that have been beautifully crafted and have ever since remained the talk of the town.
We have a list of the most exotic temples in Delhi as they are an important part of the culture and history of the city.
(Timings: 5 AM-12noon and 3 PM-9PM)
Metro Station: Pragati Maidan
Sri Kilkari Bhairav Temple or Bhairo Temple is situated in the backside of the Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Pragati Maidan. This shrine was built by the Pandavas. There are two parts of the temple – the Doodhiya Bhairav Temple, where milk is offered to the idol, and the Kilkari Bhairav Temple, where the devotees offer alcohol to the presiding deity.
Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place
(Timings: 5.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 11.00 pm)
(Tuesday and Saturday Full Day Open)
Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk
It is situated on the Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Palace and is evidently one of the most popular places of worship in Delhi. It is a temple of Lord Hanuman. The temple holds a Guinness Record for the continuous chanting of the mantra ‘Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Ram’.
(Timings: 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM)
Metro Station: Jhandewalan
The temple got its name from the act of people offering flags in the temple in order to get their wishes fulfilled. The original idol of the Goddess is established safely on the ground level of the temple. A large number of Hindu devotees throng this temple, on the occasion of Durga Puja and Navratra.
Sai Baba Temple
(Timings: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM)
Metro Station: Jawahar Lal Nehru Metro Station
It is one of the oldest Sai Baba temples in Delhi. The temple has a big idol of Sai Baba that sits in the main hall. A large number of people throngs the shrine on Thursdays each week.
(Timings: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Metro Station: Nehru Place Metro Station
ISKCON is situated on Hare Krishna Hill in East of Kailash. The holy shrine has incredible architecture. The angelic chant of the Hare Rama, Hare Krishna and the melodious beating of the Mridangam makes the ambience of the temple extremely pious. One can find copies of Bhagvad Gita in any language in ISKCON Temple.
(Timings: 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM)
Dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, this temple is one of the most popular places in Delhi. Spread across 70 acres of area, the temple has a blend of both South and North Indian architectural styles and thus offers a unique picture to the visitors. There is 100ft tall Hanuman statue which is one of the major attractions.
(Timings: WINTER: 06.00 – 7.30 a.m – 06.30 – 8.00 p.m/ SUMMER:05.00 – 6.30 a.m-07.00 – 8.30 p.m)
Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir metro station
Dedicated to Goddess Kali/Shakti, Kalkaji Temple was built around1764AD. It is believed that people who believe in the Goddess attain everything they want in life and then they come to pay their gratitude.