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Places of Worship in Delhi

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India is a country having good secularism here people are living with different religions. Delhi being the capital of India is a melting pot for the people of all religions. Therefore it is but natural that the city has numerous places of worship and shrines belonging to every major or minor religion on the earth.

When we talk about temples, you have
Birla Temple near the New Delhi railway station. The beautiful temple was once the epicenter of Indian freedom struggle. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishnu and his wife Lakshmi. If you want to visit a historic temple then move to the Kashmiri gate area and you will find the "old Hanuman temple". The way towards this temple is very narrow and dirty but the temple in itself is worth a visit. After that you have Chhatarpur Temple, the largest in India. Though this place is not much revered, the sheer size and grandeur of this temple attract large number of tourists. The mammoth marble structure looks intimidating in Delhi's skyline. Other famous temples in Delhi are ISKCON and Akshardham temple. Both of these are new one but attract large crowd because of their magnificent architecture. When we think about navratras there is one of the best temples to worship is Kalkaji mandir.

Masjid in Delhi
one of the most magnificent is the historical Jama Masjid. The dominating red stone building talks a length about the grandeurs of the mighty Mughal. The three-domed structure with sky kissing minarets is free for visitors apart from prayer times. You will find Khirki ki Masjid,Madhi Masjid, Sunehri Masjid in Delhi. Fatehpuri Masjid in Chandni Chowk is unique in piece of art in itself made of red stone. Apart from these, you have tombs of famous Sufi saints, Nizam-ud-din Auliya and Khwaza Bakhtiyar Kaki. Both of them are flocked by people of all religions. The Thursday evening Qauwwali is a must for tourists.

Gurudwaras in Delhi,
Shri Bangla Sahib near Connaught place. The gurudwara is brimming with people at any part of the day. The brightly lit structure has a sense of peace and serenity. Then you have historical Shish Gunj gurudwara at Chandni Chowk that is always full of people belonging to all religions. Apart from these you have Bala Sahib and Nanak Piao that are considered sacrosanct by Sikhs.

If we talk about Churches in Delhi, the most famous is the Church of redemption. The red stone structure is very popular among the foreign diplomats following Anglican or the Protestant sect of Christianity. You will get weekly mass on Sunday as church organize it and remains crowded. The other is Church of Sacred Heart that is run by Catholics. This church also organizes communion service and discourses on Sunday
In Delhi and its neighbor hood there are over 165 Jain temples. Delhi being the capital of India has its history which dates back to the time of Mahabharat or even before that. It has a very huge population of Jains that is spread all over the city
Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir (Hindi: श्री दिगंबर जैन लाल मंदिर Śrī Digambar Jain Lāl Mandir) is the oldest and best-known Jain temple in Delhi, India. It is directly across from the Red Fort in the historical Chandni Chowk area.

It is known for an avian veterinary hospital in a second building behind the main temple.

Located just opposite the massive Red Fort at the intersection of Netaji Subhas Marg and Chandni Chowk, Digambar Jain Temple is the oldest temple of the Jain religion in the capital, originally built in 1656.An impressive red sandstone temple today (the temple has undergone many alterations and additions in the past and was enlarged in the early 19th century), Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is popularly known as Lal Mandir "Red Temple".Jain mandir Ahinsa Sthal (Delhi) Bhagwan Mahavir Statue, Ahimsa (Non-Violence) Sthal (Place),  nerest metro station is Qutub Minar ,opposite to Qutub Minar,Mehrauli, Delhi



List of Worship Places in Delhi:-

Temples in Delhi:

• Chattarpur Mandir
• Akshardham Mandir
• Gauri Shanker Temple
• Hanuman Mandir
• Isckon Temple
• Kali Bari Mandir
• Kalkaji Temple
• Sheetla Devi Temple
• Lakshmi Narayan Temple
• Lotus Temple
• Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
• Sai Baba Mandir

Delhi Mosques & Dargahs:

• Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya
• Jama Masjid Delhi
• Moth Ki Masjid
• Chiragh-I-Delhi Dargah

Delhi Gurudwaras:

• Gurdwara Rakab Ganj
• Gurdwara Sis Ganj
• Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
• Gurdwara Majnu ka Tila
• Gurdwara Nanak Piao

Churches in Delhi:

• Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
• Cathedral Church of the Redemption
• St. James Church

Jain Mandir in Delhi
• Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir
• Ahinsa sthal



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