Gauri Shankar Temple, Delhi

Gauri Shankar Temple, Delhi

This temple is located on Chandni Chowk road in Delhi and is one of the most noteworthy temples for devoted to Lord Shiva. It houses an 800 year old lord Shiva’s manifestation-Lingam. The lingam is surrounded by snakes made of silver. A water vessel made of silver is placed above the lingam, from which water drops fall over it continuously.

According to legends, Apa Gangadhar, a devotee of Shiva was badly injured in a battle. His chance of survival was very low. He prayed to God and promised that he would build a Shiva temple, if he survives. Gangadhar survived and he built this temple to show his gratitude to the lord for saving his life. You can see his name inscribed at the end of the spire near the entrance.

The idols of Lord Shiva, his wife Parvati and his two sons, Ganesh and Kartik are housed in the temple. The life of Shiva is beautifully narrated on the walls of the temple. The most important attraction of this temple is the marble chair of a Hindu saint named Bhagat Swaroop Bramhachari, who spent most of his life in the temple. His teachings, portrait and sandals are preserved in this temple. Monday is the most auspicious day to visit the temple.

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Sight Name: Gauri Shankar Temple
Sight Location: Delhi, India (See walking tours in Delhi)
Sight Type: Religious
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