With all the hush and rush, Delhi’s one of the most lively city in India. To catch a moment of peace and calm and serenity, these famous temples in Delhi, will surely boost your spirit.
Along with the prayers and peace and soothing chants and Bhajans, you’ll feel the eternal bliss, joy and positivity, once you pay a visit to these famous temples in Delhi.
These famous temples are not just confined to the neighbouring people, for they attract visitors from all over the world. They’re a place of worship, a home to God. Some are old, yet majestic in their creation and architectural brilliance, some are new for they’re built with the latest technology.
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If you’re in Delhi to revere the holy, these world famous temples in Delhi, are something you shouldn’t miss.
Here begins the spiritual journey
Top 6 Temples In Delhi One Should Definitely Pay A Visit
1. Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham
“Old is Gold”, fact it is. But Akshardham Temple, built in 2005, is the creation of mean machines. The latest and greatest of Technology. And yet, pose a profound connection to Hindu God, Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
Akshardham Temple is World’s Largest Hindu Temple. It’s hard to describe the ornately carved design and awe-inspiring ageless art in words. No metal has been used in the creation of the temple, but marble and stones throughout.
Believe it or not, Akshardham Temple houses one IMAX theatre, which features a film depicting the Neelkanth Yatra, telling a story of Swaninarayan’s seven years of pilgrimage during his teenage years throughout India.
And in the evening, you can enjoy a retreat of Musical fountain on one of the largest step well.
How To Reach : If you’re in Delhi, best way to reach the Akshardham Temple is Metro railway, Akshardham Metro Station, being the nearest to the temple.
2. ISKCON Temple
Built by the International Society For Krishna Conciousness, ISKCON in 1998, is the famous Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radha. Interiors of the ISKCON Temple is designed and created by Russian artists, depicting the lives of Lord Krishna and Radha.
ISKCON Temple follows a very high standard and routine of worship. If you’re exuberant enough to pay a visit, I’d recommend you to check the temple timings and events as per the day.
Not just a temple, but if you’re a student of Vedic culture, the ISKCON temple houses an extensive collection of Vedic literature. Other than that, Vedic philosophical and cultural heritage, both are exhibited through advanced artistry, media programs and dioramas.
How To Reach : Nehru Place Metro Station is the nearest metro station to the temple.
3. Lotus Temple
Known for it’s exceptional flower like architecture, the Lotus Temple is a Bahai House of Worship. Just like the Lotus petals, the petals of Lotus temple are made up of 27 free standing white marble petals. Open to public in 1986, the Lotus temple has won many architecture awards.
Regardless of religion or any other distinction, Lotus temple attracts people of all religions from all over the world. And that’s what Bahai house of worship concept is all about. The 2-hour prayers and recitations to revere the holy which includes prayers and teachings from all the religion.
Massive halls inside the Lotus temple provides a peaceful mean to enjoy the prayers and meditation in pin-drop silence. In 2001, Lotus temple was one of the most visited buildings in the world.
How To Reach : You could either deboard the metro from Kalkaji Metro station or Nehru Place Metro Station. A short ride in a taxi afterwards would help you find the temple easily.
4. Birla Mandir or Lakshminarayan Temple
Birla Mandir or Lakshmi Narayan Mandir was constructed by the famous Birla family in 1938, which was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The temple is constructed using white marble and red sandstone with tall curved towers.
The temple is dedicated to Hindu deities Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, Lord Buddha are housed in the separate shrines inside the temple.
The temple spreads over 7.5 acres, which includes shrines of several Hindu Gods, a garden, fountains and halls for Geeta discourses.
How To Reach : R K Ashram Marg is the nearest metro station to the Birla Mandir(Temple), which is 2km away from the temple.
5. Kalka Ji Mandir
Kalka Ji Mandir is one the ancient temple of India. Since 1764 AD, Maratha rulers, Mirza Raja Kidar Nath, the Peshkar of Akbar II, has contributed to the construction of the temple.
The temple is devoted to Goddess Kalka or Kali, another epitome of Durga. It’s one of the ancient holy shrine where one gets the blessings of Maa Kalika Devi.
During the Navratras period, the number of visitors rises to lakhs, certainly a high point of significance for the devotees.
How To Reach : Kalka Ji Metro Station is one of the nearest metro station to the temple. Nehru Place Bus Terminus is also quite accessible way to reach the Kalka Ji Temple.
6. Chhatarpur Temple
Second largest temple complex in Delhi, India, is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani.
Established in 1974, the temple was considered as one of the biggest temple complex before the Akshardham Temple. It’s constructed using marble and jaali(perforated stone or latticed screen) is used on all the facets.
The temple complex spreads over 60 acres of land and consists of 20 temples divided into three different structures. Fusion of South and North Indian style and artistry has been inculcated in the making of this temple.
How To Reach : Chhatarpur Metro Station is the closest metro station to the temple. However, you’d be needing a taxi to cover up a small distance to reach the temple, which is situated in a down-town, off Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.
The list doesn’t end here, but these 6 temples in Delhi are worth the visit. Please refer the official links given to enjoy the most favourable time to visit the temples.