Hanuman Mandir, Yamuna Bazar
Hanuman Mandir, Yamuna Bazar:
Marghat Hanuman temple is one of the famous temples of Delhi.
Marghat Hanuman temple is
one of the famous temples of Delhi. It is also known as Jamna Bazaar Hanuman
temple. Marghat Hanuman temple is located n Priyadarshini colony in Kashmiri
Gate area of Delhi.
The temple is near to Old
delhi railway station. The temple is one of the oldest temples of Delhi. It is
still not clear who built this temple but there exist many stories related to
It is believed that Marghat
Hanuman temple is one of the five temples built by Pandavas during Mahabharat
era. In this temple, the statue of Lord Hanuman is about 7-8 feet below the
ground. Earlier this temple was located on the banks of the river Yamuna. With
the passage of time, the water level of river Yamuna receded and the temple
went away from the banks.
According to legend,
Hanumana rested here for sometime while he was going to bring Sanjeevani for
Lakshamana. There used to be a cemetery at this place at that time and
the the river Yamuna used to pass from here. That why this temple is called
It is also believed that
this temple has Swayam-bhu of Lord Hanumana which means that Hanumana himself
had appeared here.
It is also said that the whenever the water
level of river Yamuna increases, then the water comes into this temple and the
idol of Hanumana gets submerged in the water to shoulder level. There is a
temple of Peepaleshwar shani dev near to this temple which was built in 2002.
A large number of devotees
visit this temple especially on Tuesday and Saturday during which the devotees
have to wait for 1-2 hours to offer prayers to the diety. Hanumana Jaayanti is
celebrated at grand level here which includes some cultural events also.
The temple remains open for whole day during Hanumana Jayanti.