Jhandewalan Hanuman Temple, New Delhi

Jhandewalan Hanuman Temple is one of the prominent sites to visit in Delhi. The huge idol of Lord Hanuman in the shrine is one of its kinds. The statue is of 108 ft. and is easily seen from both Jhandewalan and Karol Bagh metro station. Several devotees visit the shrine everyday to pay homage to their Lord Hanuman. Tuesday is specially and particularly considered to be the day of the deity when the temple is crowded most by the locals.

Apart from the gigantic statue which attracts devotees as well as tourist, the entrance of the temple has its own uniqueness. The entrance gate is that of a face of a demon, who Lord Hanuman have slayed during his service as a follower of Lord Ram, mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana. Upon entering the temple, there is a passageway that leads to the main shrine. Everyday, at the time of ‘aarti’ during evening one may witness a unique sight. The arms of the Hanuman statue moves back and the beautiful statues of Lord Ram and Devi Sita protrudes as the chest of the huge statue slides open. Devotees can get a sight of these deities as this hour only. The temple is truly a highly revered and a popular one.

Location

Karol Bagh, Delhi - Situated at a stone's throw distance away from Jhandewalan Metro Station (Blue Line)

Timings

Jhandewalan Hanuman Temple open at 05:00 AM to to 10:00 PM

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