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Navratri 2015: Five temples in Delhi you can visit

Temples across the country would be brimming with devotees during these nine days. Here're some temples of Delhi where you can perform your puja.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
October 13, 2015 4:42:04 pm
navratri-main The nine-day Navratri festival, dedicated to the nine forms of Devi, begins on Tuesday

The nine-day Navratri festival, dedicated to the nine forms of Devi, begins on Tuesday (October 13). On the first three nights, goddess Durga is worshipped, the next three nights are dedicated to Lakshmi and Saraswati is worshipped on the last three nights of the festival. The nine avatars of Devi, worshipped on nine days are – Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.

Temples across the country would be brimming with devotees during these nine days. Here’re some temples of Delhi where you can perform your puja.

1. Jhandewalan Devi Mandir
Address: Karol Bagh,
Jhandewalan Devi Mandir Marg,
Block E, Jhandewalan Extension,
Jhandewalan, New Delhi

Dedicated to Maa Aadi Shakti, this temple got its name in Shah Jahan’s rule, when jhandas were offered during the puja. It is said that Jhandewalan was once situated in a hilly area and when the place was excavated, a sanctum of the goddess was discovered and the temple was constructed at this place. It is believed that the goddess informed her loyal devotee Badri Bhagat about the location of the idol in her dream.

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The place attracts lakhs of devotees during Navratri, when a special puja is conducted there.


This photo of Jhandewalan Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Jhandewalan Temple is courtesy of TripAdvisor

2. Kaali Mandir
Address: Chittaranjan Park(C.R.Park), Greater Kailash II, Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi 110019

Kali Mandir Kali Mandir

CR Park Kaali Mandir is built on a small hill, this complex first had Shiv temple in 1973. It now has shrines dedicated to goddess Kali, Shiva and Radhakrishna. The five day Durga-Puja celebrations, which started in 1977, attract a huge crowd to this Mandir. Its serene location also refreshes your soul as it also has library, yoga centres, Tirthashram etc.

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3. Sheetla Mata Temple
Sector-6, Sheetla Mata Road, Near Gurgaon Railway Station
Gurgaon, Haryana 122001

sheetla Sheetla Mata Temple

Situated near a pond in a Guragaon suburb, this temple attracts crowd except during the month of Shravana (July-August). Devotees especially come here in the month of Chaitra (March-April).

4. Shri Kalkaji Mandir
Ma Anandmayee Marg, NSIC Estate, Okhla Phase III, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019

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Kalkaji Temple Kalkaji Temple

One of the oldest temple, also known as Manokamana Siddha Peeth, it is believed that the shrine dates back to satyug when goddess Kalika had incarnated and killed raktbeej and other demons.

5. Devi Kamakshi Mandir
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

Devi kamakshi

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First published on: 13-10-2015 at 04:42:04 pm
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