Hanuman Mandir Delhi

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Hanuman Mandir in Delhi

hanuman-templeHanuman temple in DelhiBal Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place region of Delhi is also known as Prachin Hanuman Mandir. It is one of the few temples which survived the rapid onslaught from the invading armies. Hanuman Mandir is said to be made by Maharaja Jai Singh along with Jantar Mantar in 1724.


Prachin Hanuman Mandir is located on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi. A number of state emporiums are located near the temple.

Adornment of Temple

Ancient Hanuman Mandir entrance door or the Dwar is embossed with the depiction of the entire Ramayana. Ceiling of the main mandap of the temple sports paintings of scenes from Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas. The paintings look very realistic and provide a quick recall of the incidents. Just below the paintings, verses from the Sunderkand from Ramcharitmanas are engraved in marble. The temple has undergone several times.

While Visiting the Temple

While your trip to the temple, you can also visit evening flower market near the temple. Henna tattoo artists sit nearby the temple to assist their clients in decorating them. They can make extremely complicated designs on your hands. Marrried women can purchase bangle from the bangle sellers most of whom are muslims. This is indeed a perfect example of thriving in harmony. You will also find sellers dealing in religious objects. And you must not skip kachoris which are simply too good to miss. Kachori is a heavy and spicy Indian snack which is usually eaten with potato curry.

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