One of the most prominent festivals in India, the craze of Navaratri season is splashing through the country. The whole attire for Navaratri is the heart of the festivals, the chaniya choli, Garba and Dandiya, the shopping spots altogether give different vibes. The nine-day-long Navaratri festival, which brings joy and celebration, is observed with great fanfare at several breathtaking locales around India.
During this prosperous festival, India’s capital city, Delhi, is endowed with many exquisitely made temples that are renowned for their stunning designs and exceptional architecture. Some temples have achieved fame for being the one that grants wishes. During Navaratri, devotees travel to these Delhi temples to celebrate the festival and receive blessings from Durga maa.
NCR’s 7 Most Iconic Temples During Navratri
Here is the list of NCR’s 7 Most Iconic Temples During Navratrii to receive the blessings of Maa Durga.
1. Jhandewalan Temple
This temple honours Maa Adi Shakti and is one of the most well-known temples. Many devotees visit the historic temple in Delhi on Jhandewalan Road, particularly during Navaratri. On the days of Navaratri, a special pooja is also held at this temple. The place is amazingly decorated with flowers and lighting, and the whole temple looks colourful. They celebrate Navaratri in a unique style, and visitors can take the blessings while taking part in garba nights, and dandiya over there. It is a wonderful place for visitors to experience the grand celebration of Navaratri.
2. Kalkaji temple
Kalkaji or Kalka temple is devoted to the Maa Kali. It is another historic temple in Delhi. The belief in the temple had existed since the time of Mahabharata and Pandavas prayed at this temple. It is also said that the Kalkaji temple is a “Manokaamna Siddha Peetha”. People believe this temple is the one where Maa Kali accepts her devotees’ prayers, gives them blessings and also fulfils their aspirations. During Navaratri, many devotees visit the temple of Kali Maa and celebrate this festival’s season with her blessings.
3. Chhatarpur Temple
A very popular temple in Delhi is Chhatarpur Temple, which attracts a large number of devotees regularly. This temple is devoted to Maa Katayani Devi and the architecture of the place is beautiful. During Navaratri, people visit the temple to take blessings of Katyayani mata, which is based in the southern part of Delhi. Also, the main temple of Maa Katyayani in Chhatarpur temple in Delhi is only open during the time of Navaratri. A sizable crowd visits there for Maa Katyani’s Holi darshan during Navaratri.
4. Gufa Temple
The Gufa temple is located in Delhi’s Preet Vihar. It is a historic temple which honours Maa Vaishno Devi. As its name suggests this temple is known for its large cave that gives a similar feeling to visiting Vaishno Devi’s temple to visitors. Apart from Vaishno maa they also have statues of goddesses Katyayani, Chintpurni, and Jwala Devi. People love visiting this temple during Navaratri.
5. Kali Mandir
People visit Chittaranjan Park with a great deal of respect especially Bengali people because it is home to the goddess Kali. Many devotees love to visit this temple as it represents the unique roop of goddess Durga and express their love and gratitude throughout Navaratri and Durga pooja.
6. Yogmaya temple
Yogmaya temple located in Mehrauli, is devoted to Maa Yogmaya lord Krishna’s sister and is a very old Hindu temple. Visitors love to visit this holy place during Navaratri. There is a belief that Pandavas built this temple at the end of the war.
7. Sheetla Mata Temple
The Sheetla Mata Temple is located in Gurugram and has some worshippers coming during Navaratri time each year. This temple is so big in size, that visitors can easily locate it from a distance. Although visitors are not allowed to touch the idols, they can offer flowers and prayers to them and receive blessings from goddesses.
These are the few temples to visit during Navaratri in Delhi NCR and celebrate the festival in a unique style. Visit these temples and seek the blessings of Mata Rani! Happy Navaratri!