Temples of Delhi Tour

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Delhi, has seen the rise and fall  of many empires which have left behind a plethora of monuments that the grandeur and glory of bygone ages .The temples in Delhi are the key worship places in Delhi for the people who are following the Hindu religion. The worship place in Delhi is having high frequency as the people associated to them are in large number. The temples in Delhi consist of Hindu temples, Jain temples, Bahai temple, Sai Baba temple, etc. Some of the famous temples of New Delhi and other places of the city are given below:

Lotus Temple - The temple represents the Bahai faith which is broad in its outlook, scientific in the influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men. It signifies the purity and the universality of the lord and equality of all religions. Visited by over four million people, annually, this gleaming lotus- like marble structure is located on Bahapur Hills (South Delhi) and it is the seventh and most recent Bahai houses of worship in the world.

 Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid Built by Shah Jahan in 1658, it is one of the largest mosques in India with a seating capacity of more than 20,000.The mosque is situated near the Red Fort in old Delhi. This is the area that still retains the traditional charm of markets in Mughal times.The bulbous domes and tapering minarets built with marble stand strong and beautiful even to this day.

Birla Mandir - Also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, it is ideally located in central Delhi (Mandir Marg). This temple dedicated to the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi and Lord Narayana (Lord Vishnu) was built in 1938 by the prominent Indian industrialist Raja Baldev Das Birla and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi.

Nizam-ud-din Shrine - This is the tomb of the famous sufi saint, Nizam-ud-din Auliya. Built on the way from Humayun's tomb, the premise of the shrine is a tank, which is surrounded by many other tombs. It is said that there was an argument between the rulers of Tughlakabad and the saint over building this tank.

 ISKCON Temple - Built on a hilly place in 1998, the ISKCON Temple is a complex of temples. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this elegant temple is one of the largest temple complexes in India. It has a large number of Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult followers.

Chattarpur Mandir - Chattarpur Mandir is located beyond the Qutb Minar in Mehrauli. The temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, is built in South Indian style.The temple complex is spread over a large area with beautiful lawns and gardens.

Bala Hanuman Temple - This elegant temple stands on the south-eastern side of Ranmal Lake. The 24-hour chanting of the mantra 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram',which has been going on in the temple since August 1,1964, has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

St. James Church - Located very close to Kashmere Gate in north Delhi, St. James Church is the oldest church in the capital. It was built by James Skinner and consecrated in 1836.It is designed in a cruciform plan with the entrance towards the west and the altar towards the east (the standard norm in most churches the world over). The dome interestingly is very similar to the dome of Florence Cathedral in Italy that was the first renaissance structure built in the world.

The temples, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi.Sometimes referred to as Dilli, Delhi is the 2nd largest metropolis in India, after Mumbai, with a population of 13 million, and with an extended metropolitan population of almost 22 million. Located in Northern India on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has the political status of a federally administered union territory known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), which in itself is part of National Capital Region. Equipped with a constitutional amendment in 1991 Delhi has a special status among the Union Territories- it has its own Legislative Assembly with limited powers.

 

 

 

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This article was published on 2012/01/08