Many of the temples in Delhi have been visited by millions of worshipers. Some of them are very old in age and others were built during the medieval period. Most popular of all temples in Delhi include the Swaminarayan Akshardham, which is a Hindu temple famous worldwide.

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Another temple in Delhi that is visited widely is the Lord Vishnu Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is the king of the gods. There are several other temples in Delhi such as the Chandani Chowk, Jain temples, Kalkaji and the Lotus Temple. All these temples are constructed in a unique style and carry a special significance to the people who visit them. The Lord Brahma Temple in the south of the city serves as a symbol of God’s favour to humanity while the Jain and Buddhists’ Temples are mainly located at Patan Durbar Square in the capital city.

People who do not get satisfied with the holy temples, many devotees offer alcohol indulgent on the statues or images of the deity. This is considered to be bad luck for a person as it can break the harmony between him and his near and dear ones. Another reason of offering alcohol to a statue is to pray to the deity at a time when he is in a bad mood. This ritual was believed to originate from the era of the mahabaleshwar and is still carried on. Many temples in Delhi have a zero tolerance policy on alcohol consumption.

There are some temples which are dedicated to Lord Narayan, the god of knowledge and wisdom who is the founder of one of the largest organizations called the Shatkhanda foundation. The other famous temple of Lord Narayan is located in Kalkaji on the Delhi-Agra highway. The other most visited temples in Delhi include Meenakshi Temple, Chandani Chowk and Raj Ghat. Meenakshi Temple is dedicated to the god of knowledge, who is often portrayed sitting on a lotus flower and the other temples in Delhi dedicated to the same figure depict him as a handsome man wearing a turban.

All the temples in Delhi have a lotus statue to the much-loved and much-sought-after Hindu deity, Lord Ganapathi. The lotus symbolizes the splendor of all the creations made by the son of the Earth and is considered to be the best symbol of Goddess Lakshmi. The lotus is usually a round lotus shaped container. When this lotus is sprayed with water by a tilak (water sprinkler) it is believed to bring about blessings in the form of wealth and prosperity.

Swaminarayan Akshardham in Delhi is one of the most important temples in northern India. It was built in the 16th century by the then ruler Sawai Raja Swami of Jodhpur who had it built on the request of a learned layman. Jai Mahal is one of the most popular and sacred temples for Hindus in the city and its proximity to the main Red Fort makes it a point of attraction for tourists and foreigners alike. There are many more temples in Delhi and across the country that are dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses.