Timings : 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
Nearest Metro Station : Jhandewalan
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Towering over the entire New Delhi city, the 108 feet colossal Hanuman idol is housed within the Hanuman Mandir complex in Jhandewalan. Located above the raised metro line between Karol Bagh and Jhandewalan Metro Stations, the gigantic statue is only one of the attractions of the temple, another prominent highlight of the shrine is the dramatic entrance designed like a mouth of a rakshasa (demon) which has been slain and is waiting for its death. At the base of the statue, there is a small shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali. Tuesdays are the most visited days of the week, by the pilgrims. However, owing to the spectacle that the statue is, the temple is visited by devotees and tourists alike.
Built in 1997, the temple is at a strategic location and simply cannot be missed if you are in the vicinity, owing to its gigantic size. The evening aarti at the temple is the most important ritual at as the arms of the giant Hanuman statue move back, the chest slides apart and beautiful idols of Goddess Sita and Lord Sri Ram appear to give darshan to the pilgrims. The activity is undoubtedly a mesmerising sight and people gather in large numbers to witness the spectacle.
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