Temples In Delhi – A Symbol Of True Spirituality And Wisdom
From the mists of time monuments and temples in Delhi have been a part of the history of the city. The history of Delhi goes back to a period of three hundred years. Delhi is the capital of the country and the third largest city of India. The historical monuments and shrines of the city are witness to the rich culture and tradition of India.
Every year people from all over India visit Delhi for the Temples in Delhi celebrations. The shrines and monuments tell about the history of the city and the people of India. The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Humayun’s tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Lodi Temple, Chandani Chowk, etc are some famous monuments and temples in Delhi that attract people on a large scale every year. Every year temples are constructed in various parts of the city and major hotels and other public places offer arrangement for temple visit along with their routine activities.
The architectural beauty of the monuments and shrines in Delhi makes Delhi a dream destination for every tourist. The Qutub Minar is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World by UNESCO. It is constructed from a thousand and five granite stones in the shape of the Taj Mahal. This colossal structure stands on the bank of the river Yamuna. The structure is surrounded by a complex geometric design which is believed to have been made by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The construction of the structure of Qutub Minar was done by the workers of the Sikhs who were especially appointed by the emperor to do so.
Another famous monument in Delhi is the New Delhi idol. Built in the year 14BC by the king Bajraj, it is the biggest and the most expensive among all the idols of India. A marble statue dedicated to the Hindu goddess Indu (also known as Goddess Indura) is the main attraction for visitors to New Delhi. This goddess symbolizes woman power and was considered to be the ultimate consort of the Sun God, Brahma. The white stone idol of Indu was built on the banks of the Yamuna in the sacred land of Mathura.
There are also other major temples in Delhi, some of which are very important and have tremendous spiritual importance. There is the Meenakshi Mandir located at an area close to the main gate of Ganga. It is a small but distinguished ghat in the shrine of Banaras Hindu University. The entrance of the gate has a large gateway decorated with carved statues of the Hindu gods. Talking about Meenakshi Mandir, this is one of the most important shrines as it is said to be a resting place for the Goddess. Another prominent temple here is the Shabarimala temple which houses the remains of the legendary chieftain “Bhagirath.”
Talking about larger shrines, the biggest temple in Delhi is the Jain Bhavan or Golden Temple. It is located at Jantar Mantar on the outskirts of the city. Another very significant religious place here is the Akshardham Temple, which was built over the remains of a historical city. One other important temple here is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. All in all, visiting to these temples in new Delhi is a once in a lifetime experience for me.