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Sri Ganesh Temple In Mayur Vihar Delhi

The Sri Ganesh Temple is also known as the Karunya Mahaganapati Temple. It is located in Phase II of Mayur Vihar and is a prominent landmark in the area. The temple has the idol of Lord Ganesha and sannadhis of Balambika, Vaidyanatha Swami, Lakshmi-Narayan, Anjaneya, Dharma Sastha and the Navagrahas. The temple also conducts various functions and festivals.

The temple was started as a result of work done by a few people in 1987. A simple shrine was built and the idol of Lord Ganpathi was established in the shrine in 1988. The first kumabhishekham was performed for Karunya Mahaganapati, Sri Anjaneya and the Navagrahas. In 1997, Bhumi Puja for the temple was conducted by the then Sankaracharya of Kanchi. Since then the temple has seen progress and has been expanded to its present structure. There are no special rules and rituals of visiting the temple except for the fact that visitors should be clean and should be dressed appropriately before visiting the temple.

The temple has been visited by several swamis and sants. The temple celebrates every festival will full fervour. The temple finds a convenient location and offers easy connectivity. Whether worshippers plan to visit the temple by bus, taxi, metro or car there are several options. The nearest metro station is the Mayur Vihar Phase I metro station from where worshippers can take autos, taxis or buses to reach the temple.


The foundation of Karunya Mahaganapati Temple was laid in 1997. The temple was built in a traditional architectural style by architects from South India. The temple shares several features with the South Indian architecture style for temples. The temple has been built at an elevated level. The ground floor is meant for social and cultural events. This decision was taken on the geometric design of the land. The overall structure of the temple is quite grand and unique.


The temple conducts various festivals and functions throughout the year. The first Sunday of every month sees the special prayers conducted for Navagraha Homam, every Friday morning there is a Rahukala puja conducted for Goddess Durga. On every Tuesday evening again Rahukala Puja is conducted for Goddess Durga between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM. On the first Tuesday of every month Lalitha Sahasranama Parayanam is conducted. There are several other special prayers conducted throughout the year.
On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi priests conduct various prayers and invocations in the praise of Lord Ganesha. The temple committee promotes devotional music and various other cultural activities. The auditorium inside the temple is known for conducting various cultural and religious programs and competitions. Students and artists from across Delhi participate in these competitions and programs. During every special occasion and puja the temple is decorated beautifully and lit with lights and oil lamps.
On request from devotees priests conduct various types of pujas and abhisheks that vary in fee and charges. It is best for devotees to enquire with the priests before the puja so that they come prepared.

The morning aartis are conducted early in the morning when priests conduct abhishek and aarti for the different gods and goddesses. This is an excellent time for ardent devotees to visit the temple when it is peaceful, calm and gives the sense of purity. Apart from South Indians, the temple is also visited by various people from across different communities.

Visitor Information

Location: Shri Karunya Mahaganapati Temple, Pocket A, Phase II, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi -110091

Contact: T: 011-22783682 | E-mail: [email protected]| Website: https://sites.google.com/site/shriganeshsewasamaj/

Nearest Metro Station: The Mayur Vihar Phase I Metro Station

Days Closed: Open all days

Complex Entry: - Free


Complex Entry:                      Free
Mandir:                                   Free
Special Puja:                           Rates vary according to Puja


Parking Available near temple premises
Cloakroom At owners’ risk (Minimal fee/ token)
Photography  Photography allowed
Food Restaurant around temple premises
Books Book stalls around temple


Dress Code

  • Casual/formal - Must cover shoulders and knees
  • Cleanliness – visitors should cleanse themselves before visiting the temple to maintain its sanctity.

Security & Safety

Not Allowed

  • Mobile phones should be switched off
  • Any type of baggage
  • Food / Drinks
  • Inebriated Products
  • Shoes should be removed before entering temple


  • Belts
  • Ladies clutch purses
  • Wallets
  • Jewellery

Strictly Prohibited

  • Use of Inebriated Products
  • Rude Behaviour
  • Animals

Best Time to Visit

The Sri Ganesh Temple in Mayur Vihar, New Delhi is best visited during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations during the month of September. The autumn and winter months are also suitable for visiting the temple due to cool and pleasant weather.


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