Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Hanuman Mandir Delhi

Hanuman Mandir is located at the Baba Kharak Singh Marg (road) near Connaught Place. One of the oldest Hanuman temples in the country, it was build by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724. Though, since the time of its assembly, the Lord Hanuman Temple of New Delhi has undergone a lot of restorations. One of the highlights of the temple is the 24-hour chanting of the mantra 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram', since August 1, 1964. This continuous chanting has still secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The idol in the Delhi Hanuman Mandir represent the Lord in an especially young age, that of a Balak (young child). The idol faces south and is accepted as the Bala Hanuman. Throughout the left offer of the Lord Hanuman idol is a Gada (a weapon) and the right hand rests over his chest as in prayer. The chief Dwar (gate) of the Hanuman Mandir is decorated with embossed artwork that depicts the huge epic "Ramayana" completely. The temple was rebuilt and renovated through the late seventies. Apart from being considered as a holy place, the temple is also famous for 'mehendi' work done on the hands of ladies outside the temple. Lord Hanuman Temple of Delhi gains a particular significance every Tuesday, when it is thronged by thousands of devotees.

How to Reach

by Road: Tourists can each take local buses from different points within the city to arrive at the monument, which is situated near Connaught Place (CP), the heart of the city, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail. From CP one can obtain a stroll till the temple.

By Air The nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport


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