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Friday, December 5, 2008

Hanuman Mandir CP

The Ancient Hanuman Temple situated on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi near Jantar Mandir is one of the oldest Hanuman temples of India and dating back to the era of the Pandavas. The idol of this mandir is a swayambhuhu. The city Indraprashtha is part of the history and Delhi was seat of power many dynasties. There are legendary stories of Hindu resistance against repeated Muslim invasions by the Rajput King, Prithviraj Chauhan. Several temples built by Tomars and Chauhans, were pulled down by the conquering Mulims and their stones reutilised mainly in the construction of the Auwwat-ul-Islam mosque at Lal Kot, in the Qutb complex. The Hanuman temple in Baba Kharak Singh Marg near Connaught place has withstood Mughals' on-slot of Hindu temples. There is a crescent moon symbol in the vimana, unlike the Aum or Sun symbol above the vimana as in other Hindu shrines. This has influenced the Mughals then not to destroy the shrine. The crescent moon symbol in the vimana is not to be found normally in any Hindu temple where prominence is for the sun god or AUMKARA.


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