Monumental Heritage and Temples In Delhi

Lotus Temple

Location : Kalkaji in South Delhi

Original Name : Baháí Mashriqu'l-Adhkar

Designed By : Architect Fariburz SabhaMajor

Attraction : Lotus Shaped Temple Structure

Built in:Built During 1980 - 1986 Costing Rs 10 Million

Structure:Half Floating Lotus Set Amidst Pools and Garden. The Petals Made of White Marbles.

Fact:It is the Only Bahai Temple of Worship in Asia. Masterpieces of the 20th Century and Winner of International Prestigious Awards.

Uniqueness :This Temple has no Idols of any Deity and God. Has a Prayers Hall for Meditation for Faith of all Religions.

Akshardham Temple

Location : Banks of River Yamuna in East Delhi

Managed By : Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha

Famous For : Exquisite Architecture and Ornate Pillars

Created By : HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

Temple Status :Recognised as the Largest Hindu Temple Complex in the World - Guinness World Record Committee.

Built In :2005

Famous As :India's Spiritual Theme Park.

History :It was Built by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj in Order to Fulfill the wish of His Guru (Teacher) Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj, the fourth successor in the spiritual hierarchy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

Structure :Built in the Medivial Style of Architecture, Made in Pink White Marble has 234 Ornately Carved Pillars, 9 Ornate Domes, 20 Quadrangle Shikhars.

MONUMENTAL HERITAGE IN DELHI

Famous Monuments :Jantar Mantar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Lodhi Garden.

Mughal Heritage :Jama Masjid – Biggest Mosque in India, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb – Replica of Taj, Safdarjung Tomb and Lodi's Tomb, Lodhi Garden.

Colonial Heritage :India Gate – Heart of Delhi, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Renowned Temples :Kalkaji Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Lotus Temple, Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple – A Wonder of Creation, Digambara Jain Lal Mandir Ji, Chattarpur Mandir, ISKCON Temple, Sai Baba Mandir.

Renowned Mosques :Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, Moth-Ki-Masjid, Jamali-Kamali Mosque & Tomb, Quwwatu'l Islam Masjid or Qutub Mosque, Khirki-Ki-Masjid.

Famous Forts :Red Fort –Location : Near Delhi Gate at Old Delhi ,Tughlakabad Fort

Famous Museums :Air Force Museum in Palam, Delhi Cantt., Shankar's Doll Museum on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, National Museum of Natural History on Barakhamba Road.

Famous Parks and Gardens :Roshanara Bagh, Rose Garden, Deer Park, Mughal Gardens, Lodhi Gardens, Talkatora Garden, Nehru Park, Buddha Jayanti Garden, Kalindi Kunj.

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