In Delhi, there are many famous temples to visit. This city also boast of a rich heritage of temples. Delhi is one of the most happening places in India where you can enjoy at any time.
Here are some of the most famous temples that can’t missed.
1. Iskcon Temple
Iskcon Temple is one of the most famous temple of Delhi and this temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. This temple is located on Hare Krishna Hill in the eastern part of Kailash. This temple is built by the International Society for Krishna consciousness and it is decorated by Russian artist. It represent the unique form of architecture and one of the main purpose to spread the knowledge of Vedic Philosophy and Bhagwat Gita. In this temple, there is museum and library also. There is no entry fees for entering the temple, it is on all days of week and the timings are 4.30 AM to 1.00 PM and 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM.
2. Hanuman Temple
Hanuman Temple is one of the most ancient temple of Delhi and it is located at Connaught Place and main key point of this temple is that it was built during the time of Mahabharata and then it was rebuilt in 1724. The important feature of this temple is the 24 hours chanting of the mantra Sri Ram, Jai Sri Ram, Jai Jai Ram and this chanting has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Famous festival of this temple is Hanuman Jayanti it is celebrated every year with great fanfare on the fool moon in the month of March or April and the timings of puja from 5.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 3.00 PM to 11.00 PM and special days of worship is Tuesday and Saturday. Take a luxury ride of Palace on Wheels which starts and end their journey from Delhi.
3. Akshardham Temple
Akshardham Temple is also most popular temple and it is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. It took five years to complete with efforts of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) with the help of thousands of artisans. It has been made in the memory of Jyotidar Swaminarayan Bhagwan. This temple was spread over 83,342 sqaure feet area. It is 350 ffet long 315 feet wide 141 feet high monuments which are very attractive. This temple comprises 200 sculptures stone and it also consist 234 carved pillars and 20000 statues of divine figures of India. And the temple is surrounded by Narayan Sarovar which is lake and it represent 108 Hindu deities. The timing of entry is 9.30AM to 6.30PM. And the timings of musical fountain is 7.45pm and is very beautiful fountain. And the charges of this fountain is 80 per head.
4. Lotus Temple
Lotus temple is one of the prominent attraction of New Delhi. This temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower. It is a Bahai House of worship and it is open to people from all regions. This temple is made of white marbles and sand around nine crystal clear pools. In this temple there are nine doors which open onto a central hall. In this here you can listen the chanting of prayers of different religions including Buddhism and Hinduism and thing about this temple that you must know that photography is prohibited inside the prayer hall. Timings of this temple from 9.30 AM to 7.00 PM and no entry fees.
5. Birla Temple
The original name of this temple is Lakshminarayan temple but it is more popular as the Birla temple and it is situated at cannaught place New Delhi. This temple is made up of red stone and white marble and it is spread over seven acres. This temple is not just a place of religious importance but also an piece of architecture. Everyday thousand of tourist visit in this temple. There is a separate place made for assembly where bhajans are sung by people having beautiful voice and the best thing about this temple is the quotes were written on walls and the timings are 4.30 AM to 9.00 PM.
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