Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple is in Connaught Place, New Delhi. It is an ancient (pracheen in Sanskrit) Hindu temple and is claimed to be one of the five temples of the Mahabharata days in Delhi. The other four temples are the Kalkaji which is a Kali temple in South Delhi containing the Swayambu (Sanskrit: “self manifest”) rock Idol, the Yogmaya Temple near Qutub Minar, the Bhairav temple near the Purana Qila and the Nili Chatri Mahadev (Shiva temple) at the Nigambodh Ghat outside the walls of Old Delhi. The temple, which has a self manifest idol of Hanuman, has an unusual feature fixed in the spire (Viman) in the form of a crescent moon (an Islamic symbol) instead of the Hindu symbol of the Aum or Sun that is commonly seen in most of the Hindu temples. The idol in the temple, devotionally worshipped as “Sri Hanuman Ji Maharaj” (Great Lord Hanuman), Hanuman as a child. Historically, Delhi located on the banks of the Yamuna River has been stated to be in the Indraprastha city built by Pandavas of the Mahabharata epic period.

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