North Delhi Hanuman Temple
Address: Sri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji Hanuman Temple, Bela Road, Ladakh Budh Vihar Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054, India
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Phone: +91 99585 53959
Morning and evening arati.
This little temple is hidden beneath a flyover of Mahatma Gandhi Marg near the Yamuna River in North New Delhi. Inaugurated on December 4, 1965, this temple is now almost 'secret'. It is very difficult to find with a very obscure entrance in an unlikely place just north of the Ladakh Tibetan Market.
This temple along with the small ashram was built by Maharajji and funded by Jugal Kishor Birla, who had no children and left his fortune to various religious trusts.
Before the temple was built, Maharajji said that there was an old Hanumanji murti (statue) buried in the ground at the spot where this Hanumanji temple is located. The murti was dug up and now sits in front of Hanumanji within the temple.
The pujari and 'caretaker' of this temple is named Sri Narayan Swami. The temple is operated by his family, under the Hanuman Ashram Society, one of J.K. Birla's religious trusts. Each morning Swamiji completes arati at this temple and travels by auto rickshaw to Maharajji's South Delhi Ashram for arati and pujari seva, a distance of some 35 kilometers (22 miles). In the evening, Swamiji returns to Baba's North Delhi Ashram by auto rickshaw for evening arati.
This temple is very deserving of contributions to be directed toward maintenance, plastering, painting, and upkeep.
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➤ Here's a link to a selection of photos and videos from the North Delhi Ashram, compiled into a video by a devotee in California: CLICK HERE
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