Dedicated to Maa Aadi Shakti (avatar of Goddess Maa Durga) Jhandewalan Mandir is an ancient Hindu temple located on the Jhandewalan Road on the way to Karol Bagh, Delhi. The temple is a popular and respected shrine which is visited by devotees of the city as well as pilgrims coming from across the globe. On visiting the temple, the holy ambience fills one with sanctity. With having a beautiful architecture, the temple looks more beautiful during the Navratri Festival when a special Puja is organised and the temple is decorated with the flowers, lights and attract huge crowds. The temple is called Jhandewalan as it got its name from the prayer flags (‘jhanda’ in Hindi) that were offered at the temple during Shah Jahan’s rule.
Today Jhandewalan Temple is one of the most famous religious sites for Hindus and people come here to seek blessings irrespective of their caste and status. Visiting the temple one could experience the echoing in the temple with day and night chanting of mantras.
STORY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TEMPLE
According to some of the sources, Jhandewalan was once located in a mountain region and it is believed that Badri Bhagat who was one of the great devotee of Goddess Durga had a dream of her where he was told about the idol which was then built inside the temple.
On visiting the temple, one could explore the beauty of the temple that comprises the upper level of the temple which has the idol of Maa Jhandewali with the idol of Saraswati and Kali along with other Gods. Apart from this, there is also a mesmerising Shiv Mandir alongside for performing Shiv Puja in the adjoining area of the lower level of the temple.
Opening/Closing Time/Arti Time
Other Days - 5:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Timings may change during the festivals)
Mangal Aarti- 5:30 AM
Shringaar Aarti- 9:30 AM
Bhog Aarti- 12:00 noon
Evening Aarti- 7:30 PM
Night Aarti- 10:00
Desh Bandhu Gupta Marg, Block E, Jhandewalan Extension, Jhandewalan, New Delhi, Delhi.
Best Time to Visit
The temple can be visited at any day of the week throughout the year. To make the most out of your visit to Jhandewalan Temple, visiting during the Navratri Puja will let you get a unique experience filled with holiness.
How to Reach?
One needs to get down at the Jhandewalan Metro Station which is on the Blue Line. The temple is located at 5-10 minutes of walking distance.
Apart from seeking blessings at Jhandewalan Temple, Delhi offers plenty of other tourist attractions that shouldn’t be missed. So make the most out of your Delhi sightseeing by visiting the following places.
- Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal
- Rabindra Rangshala
- Birla Mandir
- Ajmal Khan Park
- Qadam Sharif Tomb