Hanuman Temple

Occupying a significant position in Hindu theology and India's vast cultural heritage is the grand Hanuman Temple, in Connaught Place, Delhi. Its origin dates back to the Mughal Period, having been erected by Maharaja Man Singh I, during Mughal emperor Akbar’s reign.

This archaic structure is said to be one of the five important temples of the Mahabharata Period. It is extremely famous for its majestic Hanuman idol, oriented southwards. It is also known as 'Bala Hanumana’, showcasing Hanuman as a child. According to Hindu mythology, Hanuman was Lord Rama's ardent devotee. Hence, the idol depicts the deity holding a gada in his left hand, with his right hand placed on his chest - a gesture of utmost respect towards Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman (whose idols are placed adjacent to the main idol).

This temple receives huge devotees during the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of Lord Hanuman.


The Hanuman Temple is also an architectural wonder, having been planned and constructed by the best architects and artisans of Akbar's reign. One can enter the Hanuman Temple via the Baba Kharak Singh Marg. Marble steps lead to the grand entrance of the temple, whose doors are embellished with silver and etched with scenes from the Ramayana. The ceiling is also painted with scenes from the epic. The temple is 32.9 metres in height.

The entrance hall is spacious with clerestory windows, decorated with flawless murals of Hanuman, facing all four cardinal directions. Each painting is accompanied with an inscription of the famous Sundar Kand (Tulsidas) on marble below. Towards the right of the foyer, is the main shrine encasing the Bala Hanumana idol, facing south. There are beautiful idols of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman next to the main idol.

Over the past few years, the NDMC has dedicated two shrines within the temple complex - one to Lord Shiva, Parvati and their children, and the other to deities Durga, Lakshmi, Ganesh and Santoshi Mata.

Visitor Information

Location: Baba Kharak Singh Road, southwest of Connaught Place, Delhi.

Contact: [email protected]

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk Delhi Metro about 550 km away, Blue Line and Yellow Line.

Timings: Open from 5 A.M to 11 P.M on all days except Tuesday and Saturday. Afternoon timings for these days are from 1-3 P.M. Timings for Tuesday is from 4 A.M to 2 A.M, throughout. On Saturdays, it opens at 4 in the morning till night.

Aarti: Begins at 5.30 A.M on all days except Tuesdays and Saturday. On Tuesday and Saturdays Aarti begins at 5 A.M.

Events: Hanuman Jayanti, Shivratri, Diwali Puja, Holi Puja, Ram Nomi, Grisam Navratras, Sarrad Navratras.


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