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Dedicated to Maa Aadi Shakti (avatar of goddess Durga), Jhandewalan Temple is an ancient and famous temple located on Jhandewalan Road on the way to Karol Bagh, Delhi. The temple got the name 'Jhandewalan' during the reign of Shah Jahan, due to the prayer flags or 'jhandas' being offered to the Goddess. The temple is open to all devotees irrespective of caste or creed.
According to the legends, once upon a time, Jhandewalan temple was situated in a mountain area and people found the idol of the Goddess when they dug up the place. Later, a temple was established there at the present location. According to another legend, Goddess gave darshan to Badri Bhagat, an ardent devotee of the Goddess in a dream and told him about the idol. After he found the idol, a temple was established there.
The upper level of the temple has divine idol of Mata Jhandewali. There are idols of other Gods also at the same level. At the ground level, the original idol of Jhandewali Mata is there. There is a divine place for performing Shiv puja in the adjoining area at the lower level itself.
Timings : 05:00 AM - 12:00 PM
04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
There is no dress code. Wear good clothes
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Jhandewalan Devi Mandir Marg, Block E, Jhandewalan Extension, Jhandewalan, Near Karol Bagh, New Delhi 110005
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The state bus service providers Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), operates the largest fleet of CNG buses. These eco-friendly buses connect the city with other neighboring cities through road routes. The three major bus terminus of Delhi are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus that operate buses for several routes.The city has a good network of Government and private transport services provide frequent bus services to and from various part of the city. Private taxis can also be hired for traveling within and around the city. Jhandewalan Metro Station is the nearest metro station and it is located just 1 KM away from temple. Delhi Metro is the best way to reach here. New Delhi Railway station is 4 KM away from the temple. Temple is located in busy area of New Delhi near to Karol Bagh and Paharganj, so it advisable to reach here via public transport.
Everyday morning havan and kirtan (prayers) are carried out in the temple. The temple remains open on Sunday,Tuesday and in the afternoon of Astami. On every Astami of Shukla Paksha , there will be Jagran (prayers throughout night) starting at 10:00 PM.
Durga Puja and Navratra