Mata Jhandewalan Mandir
Mata Jhandewalan Mandir:
Located on Jhandewalan Road en route to Karol Bagh, Jhandewalan Mandir is dedicated to Durga Devi.
Located on Jhandewalan Road en route to Karol
Bagh, Jhandewalan Mandir is dedicated to Durga Devi. The shrine was built on
the same place where an ardent devotee called Badri Bhagat dreamt of an idol
hidden under the ground. He immediately carried out the behests of the Goddess,
and thus, was discovered a divine image of the Great Goddess. The story behind
the unusual name of the temple is related to the practice of visitors offering
flags to the deity to get their wishes fulfilled. Legend has it that the name
‘Jhandewalan’ was given to the shrine during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah
Jahan. The temple gets a substantial number of devotees during the Durga
Puja festival every year.
Jhandewalan Mandir As per the geographical records, the temple of Ma Jhandewalan
was once situated in a mountainous region. When the site was excavated as per
divine command, the sanctum of the goddess descended, and a temple was
constructed to house it.
The original image of
the Goddess is still situated at the sanctum sanctorum beneath the ground
level. It is here that the main worship is offered to the deity. The upper
level of the shrine, however, houses the idols of Mata Jhandewali along with
her manifestations Saraswati and Kali. There are beautiful shrines of
Shiva and other
deities in the temple premises.
The temple of Mata Jhandewali is a famous shrine for the devout Hindus. People
from all walks from life are open to enter the premises and offer their worship
and adorations to the enshrined deities. Day in and day out, the devotees sing
glories of the goddess and chant holy mantras to promote prosperity, well-being,
During both the Navratris, a grand celebration is held in the shrine to honour
the goddess. The temple is adorned with lovely flowers and lights, and the
deities are beautified with the attractive garb and ornaments. It goes without
saying that the shrine exudes peace, power and love on such auspicious days.
The temple priests perform the aarti of Jhandewali Mata about four times every
single day. Offerings of different kind of edible items such as chana, dry
fruits,rice, pulses, wheat-bread, coconut and milk are offered to the goddess
at different hours throughout the day. As for the Jhandewalan Mandir timings,
the temple opens for the devotees at 5.30 AM everyday and the entry is
restricted to visitors after 9.30 PM The temple portals remain open every Sunday,
Tuesday and in the afternoon of Ashtami. Jagrans are held in on the eight day
of the waxing phase of the moon every month.