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Delhi, the capital of India has many places to visit like monuments, forts, temples, gardens and shopping malls etc. During the navratri 2018, it is the time for devotion (Bhakti) so people can take a visit to many memorable Devi temples in Delhi and nearby places. In these temples, people can pray to Goddess and perform puja to get blessings of Goddess Shakti.
Sharad navratri 2018 is starting in the month of October while Chaitra Navratri 2019 will be celebrated in the month of April. Navratri is celebrated for nine days and nine incarnation of goddess Shakti has been worshipped during these days. The nine incarnations of Goddess Shakti are Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. During navratri, devotees perform many rituals like Ghat Sthapana, navratri fast, kanya puja, navratri visarjan, chant Aarti and recite mantras and paths.
Best Goddess Temples to visit in Delhi:
Although, there are many temples to visit in Delhi-NCR but during the navratri time, people prefer to visit Devi Maa temples. Here we are adding the list of 5 goddess temples to visit around Delhi.
A famous cloth seller Shri Badri Bhagat founded the Jhandewalan temple (झंडेवालान मंदिर) in the 18th century. At that time, it was located on the part of Aravali hills. Goddess had informed devotee Badri Bhagat in his dream about the current location (Jhandewalan) of Goddess idol. This temple is dedicated to Maa Aadi Shakti. In this temple, people offered the flags to the goddess to get their wishes fulfilled.
Jhandewalan Devi Mandir Marg, Block E, Jhandewalan, Near Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005
During navratri, this temple becomes more crowded compare to routine days. During navratri festival, lakhs of devotees come to Jhandewalan Devi Mandir for performing special puja and get the blessings. Jhandewalan metro station is the nearest popular place to reach Jhandewalan temple.
Kalkaji Mandir (कालकाजी मंदिर) is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Delhi. Kalkaji temple was built around 1764 AD, which is dedicated to Maa Aadi Shakti (Goddess Kali). It is also known as Manokamna Siddha Peetha or Jayanti Peetha. The story of Goddess Kalika incarnation and killing demon Raktbeej is associated to this temple. It is believed that the devotees, who worship goddess Kalkaji in this temple, get everything in their life and all the wishes are fulfilled.
Ma Anandmayee Marg, NSIC Estate, Okhla Phase III, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Kalkaji Mandir is nearest from Kalkaji Metro Station. This metro station is on two metro lines i.e. Violet Line and Magenta Line. People can easily reach to Kalkaji Mandir from Kalkaji Metro Station (This is walk-in distance).
Chhatarpur temple (छत्तरपुर मंदिर) is dedicated to goddess Katyayani. This temple is located in the large area and shows North Indian and South Indian architecture. Within Chhatarpur Mandir complex, there are many other temples too like Rama Darbar, Lord Shiva, Shri Laxmi Vinayak Mandir, Radha Krishna, Baba Jharpeer Mandir and 101 feet Hanuman Murti. This temple is popularly known as Shri Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir (श्री आद्या कत्यायानी शक्ति पीठ मंदिर). During navratri festival, Chhatarpur temple welcomes lakhs of devotees.
Chhatarpur Mandir Near Chhatarpur Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110074
The distance from Chhatarpur metro station to Chhatarpur temple (Shri Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir) is around 800 meters. People can reach to Chhatarpur temple by taking an easy walk.
Devotees can visit the above listed famous deities temples in Delhi during navratri festival. By worshipping in these temples with pure heart & devotion and offering Prasad to Goddess, people can get the blessings of Goddess Shakti.