India is a religious place which is marked by temples from north to south, east to west. Delhi is one of the oldest cities of India which is also rich in old monuments and temples. All of these temples have their own symbolic representation along with their religious relevance.
List of Temples in Delhi
The Akshardham temple epitomizes a total of around 10000 years of Indian culture into a beautifully woven magnificence and grandeur.
This is a Swaminarayan Akshardham complex that was completed in just 5 years with the constant devotion of more than 11,000 artists and volunteers and is primarily built of pink sadstone and Italian Carrara marble.
The temple boasts of the heritage of India which is flawlessly flaunted through the amazing works of the artisans in the temple.
ISKCON Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and was initially started by the Hare Rama Hare Krishna followers.
Located at East of Kailash, New Delhi, the ISKCON Temple was founded in the year 1966.
The Nehru Place metro station is the closest to the temple and the other alternate option would be Kailash Colony Station. The temple is open on all days throughout the week.
Built in the year 1938, the Birla Temple is located in the western part of Connaught Place. Also known as the Lakshmi Narayan temple, the temple is a dedication to the Goddess of good fortune and prosperity.
The temple is very beautifully maintained with well grafted gardens.
Near Gole Market, Mandir Marg, Connaught Place Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram Marg Entry Timings: 6am-10pm(best to visit during morning & evening arti)
Located in Mehrauli just 4 kms. away from Qutab Minar, Chattarpur Mandir is a temple that is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is built in traditional South Indian style covering a very huge area.
The number of devotees to the temple increases during the time of Navratra.
Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road Metro Station : Chhattarpur Metro Station Entry Timings: 6am-10pm
Gauri Shankar Temple
Gauri Shankar Temple is a Lord Shiva dedicated temple which is above 800 years old. The temple was constructed long back by Sardar Ganga Appadhar who was an officer in the Mughal emperor.
The interiors of the temple complex include a huge number of statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and an 800 year old lingam.
Near Digambar Jain Temple, Chandni Chowk Road. Metro Station: Chandni Chowk Entry Timings: 5.00 am to 10.00 am and 5.00pm to 10.00 pm
Situated in the south west of Connaught place, New Delhi, the Hanuman Mandir was built during the days of Mahabharata.
Initially built by Maharaj Jai Singh, since then it has undergone numerous changes for the purpose of renovating it and keeping its essence.
Baba Kharak Singh Road, Connaught Place, Delhi Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Entry: Free Timings: The temple remains opened on all days.
One of the oldest and most ancient temples of India, Kalkaji Mandir is devoted to Goddess Maa Kalka Devi. Kalka Temple is also known as ‘Jayanti Peetha’ or ‘Manokamna Siddha Peetha’ which literally means desire fulfillment shrine.
Location: Mahant Niwas, Shiv Mandir Parisar,
Kalkaji, New Delhi -110019. Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir
List of Other Temples in Delhi
Yog Maya Mandir
Address: Yogmaya, Kali Mata Mandir Rd, Mehrauli, Delhi 110030
Hindu Kali Mata Temple
Address: near Shree Digambar jain Mandir, Pocket 7, Sector B, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Shri Jagannath Mandir
Address: Shri Jagannath Marg Near Safdarjung Bus Terminal Tyagraj Stadium, Tyagraj Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Phone: 011 2462 6966
Address: Metro Station, Rd Number 201, near Dwarka, Sector 12 Dwarka, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110078