Pilgrimage Tour

Hanuman Mandir Cannaught Place

  • Hanuman mandir is located at Kharag Singh Marg, Cannaught Place. It is one of the oldest temples in Delhi. It is claimed that it is one of the five temples of Mahabharat days.
  • It is said that it is built by Raja Man Singh of Amber during the Mughal period and further reconstructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1724 A.D.
  • The ancient temple had believed to built-in Mahabharat era with the other four temples. It is believed that the famous poet Tulsidas once visited the temple and the Mughal emperor summoned him to show the miracle.
  • It said that Tulsidas did it by the grace of Hanuman. The emperor got impressed by the Tulsidas and presented him with an Islamic crescent Moon. which still adorns the temple spire
  • The Idol of the Hanuman called Bala hanuman and the idol hold a Gadha in his left hand and his right hand rests over his chest as in prayer.
  • The idol of the temple is very unique and swayambhu(self-manifested). The height of the temple is reported to be 108 feet (32.9 m). The main gate of the temple is crafted by skilled craftsmen. The complete epic of Ramayana as seen by Swami Tulsidas had been painted on the roof of the main mandap.
  • The entire temple complex is managed by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation.

About Hanuman Temple Cannaught Place

The Hanuman temple is believed to be one of the ancient temples in India. It is said that the mandir was built by the Pandavas after winning the battle of Kurukshetra with the other four Temple.

After that, once The famous poet Tulsidas has visited the temple, the Mughal emperor summoned him and call to show a miracle. Tulsidas Ji did it with the grace of the Hanuman. The emperor got impressed and gifted the temple an Islamic crescent Moon. It believed that the cause of this Islamic Crescent moon the temple was not destroyed by another emperor who invaded India several times.

The Temple is built by Raja Man Singh of Amber during the Mughal period and later rebuilt by Maha Raja Jai Singh in 1724 A.D. In the modern era, the temple is managed by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation.

The high lights of the temple are the chanting of the mantra(Sri ram Jai Jai ram) since august 1, 1964. And the Mandir is also known for its mehndi work.

The inside complex of the temple is a unique artwork. Along with the Hanuman Idol, there are lots of shrine of other gods and Goddess like Shiv, Mata Durga, Laxmi Narayan, Kalki Devi. The famous Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is situated opposite of Hanuman Temple.

Structure Of Hanuman Mandir Cannaught Place

The Temple complex is not so large. The main entrance gate of the temple is decorated with unique crafts according to Ramayan Era. The complete epic of Ramayana as seen by Swami Tulsidas had been painted on the roof of the main hall.

History Of Hanuman Temple Cannaught Place

Delhi is located in the bank of the river Yamuna. The temple is ancient and built by the Pandavas after the battle of Kurukshetra. Pandavas built 4 other temples along with this.

After this in (1532) the author of Ramcharitmanas, Tulsidas visited the temple. Then the Mughal emperor sends him a summoned and told to show the miracle. And Tulsidas did it with the grace of God. The emperor got impressed and present an Islamic  crescent moon.

After some time Raja man Singh Build this temple. Further Maharaja Jai Singh of Amber rebuilt this temple in 1724 around the same time as Jantar Mantar.

The chanting of mantra Jai Ram Shri Ram Jai Jai Ram has continued since Aug 1, 1964, and it has  Considered by the Guinness Books of Worlds Record.

Opening And Closing Timing

  • The temple opens early 5.00 a.m on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Sunday and close 11.00 p.m. The temple remains close from 1 p.m to 3 p.m in the Afternoon.
  • On Tuesday and Saturday the temple opens early in the morning 4.00 a.m and close at 2.00 a.m (night).

Pooja Timing

  • The Aarti begin 5.00 p.m on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
  • On Tuesday and Saturday, the Aarti begins at 5.30 p.m.

Weather Of Delhi

  • Summer
    During the months of summer (Mar to May) it extremely hot the temperature can be rise upto 46 degree.
  • Monsoon
    In the monsoon the climate remains pleasant, but heavy rainfall can spoil your plans.
  • Winter
    In the winter it can be cold the temperature can fall down to 5-degree celsius. The morning and evening remains chilly, but in day time you can visit Hanuman temple.

Tickets For Entry

Entry in the Temple complex is absolutely free.

Dress Code

Men and women are advised to wear the appropriate clothes and people supposed to take off their shoes outside the temple.

Temple Location

The temple is in Kharagh Singh Road near the Cannaught place Circle, New Delhi.

How To Reach

  • From Delhi Airport
    Delhi is well connected with National and International Flights to all the major cities of India. From the Delhi airport, you can take the metro to reach Hanuman Temple Cannaught Place. The nearest metro station is Udhyog Bhawan.
  • From Delhi railway station
    Delhi is well connected with rail network you can reach Delhi Railway station. From here you can take public transport or Delhi metro to reach the temple. All the metro route passes through the Cannaught Place.
  • By Road
    Cannaught Place is well connected by the roads. You can rent a car or own vehicle to reach the Hanuman Temple. Delhi transport corporation has buses for Cannaught Place.

Temple Famous For

  • It is believed that Hanuman mandir Cannaught Place is an ancient Temple. It one of those five temples which Pandavas built after the battle of Kurukshetra.
  • Further Great author Of Hanuman Chalisa poet Tulsidas also visited here. Then the Mughal emperor summoned him to perform a miracle. Tulsidas did it and Mughal emperor impressed and present an Islamic crescent moon. Which is still in the temple spire. Also, there is the idol of Panchamukhi Hanuman.
  • It is also famous for its mehndi arts. It is quite famous among women for his mehndi design.

Temple Committee

The committee is Shri Hanuman Ji Maharaj Trust.

FAQS

  • What is the best time to visit Hanuman Temple?

    Everyone can visit the temple But you can join in the evening because Arti held in the evening.

  • Is there is any Dress Code?

    There is not any dress code but you should be advised wearing decent clothes.

  • How one can reach the temple?

    You can reach by metro as well as any public transport or you can reach with your own vehicle. If you are an outsider from Delhi then you can reach Delhi airport or Delhi railway station. From here you can hire a cab or metro to reach the Temple.

  • How can i get ‘Pooja Samagri’?

    Yes, you can get all the material from the nearby shops like Flower, Malas.

  • Is Metro available for temple?

    Yes, you can reach the temple by metro. The nearest metro station is ONGC Shiva ji Stadium (Airport Line). The charges of the Airport line are a little bit more than normal metro fare. The other Metro station is Rajiv Chowk. From Rajiv Chowk, you can hire e-rickshaw and auto.

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  • Kalka ji Temple
  • Iskon Temple
  • Chattarpur Mandir
  • Guru Dwara Bangla Sahib
  • Jama Masjid
  • India Gate
  • Zoo Logical Park
  • Akshardham Temple

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