Temples

9 Most Alluring Temples in Gurgaon

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In the recent years, Gurgaon has become the headquarters of some of the major National and International companies. There is a mixture of culture and tradition that can be seen being followed here among the old and new generations. Hiding amidst the hustle and bustle of this town lies some of the most mesmerizing temples in Gurgaon in India that are a common tourist attraction for locals and foreigners.

Gurgaon houses quite a few temples. Let’s take a look at 9 of them.

Must Visit Famous Temples in Gurgaon:

  1. Sheetla Mata Mandir.
  2. Sitaram Temple.
  3. Hanuman Temple.
  4. Saika Angan.
  5. Shree Siddhi Ganesh Temple.
  6. ISKCON Temple.
  7. Digambar Jain Temple.
  8. Aliwardi Masjid.
  9. Pracheen Shani Mandir.

1. Sheetla Mata Mandir:

Sheetla Mata Mandir

Sheetla Mata Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Sheetala Devi who is also known as Bhagat Lalita Maa and Masani Maa. Sheetala is referred to the disease smallpox and it is believed that if Sheetala Devi is worshipped with faith, she dispels the disease. The temple is located near a pond and is visited by many pilgrims throughout the year. During Kumbh Mela in Chaitra season, people visit the place for Mundan(removal of the first hair from the birth of the child on the child’s head) ceremony with their children.

  • Address: Sheetla Mata Rd, Masani Village, Sector 6, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
  • Timings: All days of the week: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available.
  • Temple Website: http://sheetlamatamandir.in/
  • Best Time to Visit: Kumbh Mela

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2. Sitaram Temple:

Sitaram Temple

Sitaram temple located at Farukkhanagar are in Gurgaon is partly in ruins and is dedicated to Lord Rama and his consort, Sita Devi. This Hindu temple is significant because of its architecture style and the culture harmony that can be witnessed across the temple. While the temple has statutes of Hindu Gods and Goddesses its three dome structure resembles a mosque. The temple also performs the rituals of a Gurudwara. It functions every day of the year.

  • Address: Gali Number 5, near Farrukh Nagar Fort, Ashok Vihar, Ashok Vihar Phase- 1, Gurugram, Haryana 122006
  • Timings: All days of the week – 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 1 – 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available.
  • Temple Website: N/A
  • Best Time to Visit: Ram Navami

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3. Hanuman Temple:

Hanuman Temple

This famous Hanuman temple is located in Sukhrali near the city of Gurgaon and is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple though small is considered to be sacred and pious by the locales. The temple especially remains crowded on Tuesdays when people from all over the city flock to the place.

  • Address: Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Sukhrali, Sector 17, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
  • Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 30 mins
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available.
  • Temple Website: N/A
  • Best Time to Visit: Hanuman Jayanti

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4. Saika Angan:

Saika Angan

Saika Angan or Sai Dham is a Sai Baba temple and is considered to be the ‘Shirdi of North India’ by the locals. Pilgrims visit the place to gain peace and solace from mundane life. The neem tree planted by the trust within the complex is known as ‘Gurusthan’ by the pilgrims who visit the temple. It is being said that the temple is in talks of being renovated into Shirdi’s Dwarka Mai.

  • Address: E-Block, Sushant Lok, Phase-I, Opp. Paras Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana 122003
  • Timings: All days except Thursday – 7:00 am – 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm – 9:40 pm;
  • On Thursdays the Temple will remain open from 7 A. M. TO 9.40 P.M continuously
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available
  • Temple Website: http://www.saikaangan.com
  • Best Time to Visit: throughout the year

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5. Shree Siddhi Ganesh Temple:

Shree Siddhi Ganesh Temple

Shree Siddhi Ganesh temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple remains crowded with pilgrims on Tuesdays as it is known as the Lord Ganesha’s day. In this temple, Lord Ganesha is referred to as ‘Vighanharta’ by devotees and it is believed that he forgives their sins takes away all their problems and pain thus the name.

  • Address: DLF City IV, Sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
  • Timings: Winter (1 Jan to 28 Feb): – 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM Summer: – 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM On weekends and holidays the temple is open for an additional half hour.
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available
  • Temple Website: http://www.siddhiganesh.org/
  • Best Time to Visit: Tuesdays, Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Other Attractions: Temples, shopping malls

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6. ISKCON Temple:

ISKCON Temple

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON’s beautiful temple is also located in Gurgaon. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and has beautiful deity of Radha Madhav. The temple performs various rituals, prayers and kirtanas (songs related to the lord). On Sundays, the temple serves prasadam (free food) to one and all present there. The temple is very prominently visited during festivals like Sri Krishna Jamashtami, Radha Ashtami, Gaur Purnima or Holi and Ekadashi.

  • Address: Sudarshan Dham, Gurgaon-Sohna Road, Badshahpur, Gurgaon (2.5kms from Vatika Business park), Gurugram, Haryana 122001
  • Timings: 4:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 1 hour
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available
  • Temple Website: http://iskcongurgaon.com/home/
  • Best Time to Visit: Janmashtami, Gaur Purnima, Holi
  • Other Attractions: Malls

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7. Digambar Jain Temple:

Digambar Jain Temple

Digambar Jain temple is one of the oldest temples in the city of Gurgaon. It was built during the Mughal rule in 17th century. The atmosphere of the temple is calm and serene where devotees can pray peacefully with lit candles and lamps in front of the idols (the sanctum sanctorum of Jain temples do not have electricity). The temple is dedicated to devotees of Jain religion and the presiding deity is a shrine of Lord Mahavira. The temple boasts a bookstore with a wide array of literature on Jainism along with souvenirs and curios.

  • Address: Badshahpur, Sector 66, Gurugram, Haryana 122101
  • Timings: 6 am to 9 pm
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available
  • Temple Website: N/A
  • Best Time to Visit: Mahavir Jayanti and Jain New Year
  • Other Attractions: ISKCON temple

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8. Aliwardi Masjid:

Aliwardi Masjid

Aliwardi Masjid located in Gurgaon is an elegant mosque designed in Islamic architecture. The mosque is said to have been built over a span of 200 years under the orders of Nawab Aliwardi Khan, the founder of the village Aliwardi. During all important festivals and events of Islamic religion, the mosque hosts a foot fall game. Many devotees flock to the place on Fridays as Friday night is the Jummeki Raat, the day Muslims offer prayers, their culmination day.

  • Address: 2 Km From Old Tehsil Office, Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Dress Code: Decent Attire
  • Approx. Visit Duration: 1 – 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport are easily available. The masjid is about 2 km from the Old Tehsil Office, close to Rajiv Chowk. It is about half a km into Old Gurgaon from Rajiv Chowk.
  • Temple Website: N/A
  • Best Time to Visit: Friday, Eid

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9. Pracheen Shani Mandir:

Pracheen Shani Mandir

Shani Mandir located in Phase 45 of Gurgaon is famous in the city and is said to be established by the locales. The temple has an enormous peepal tree which is worshipped by the devotees. The temple consists various idols such as Lord Rama, Lord Lakshman, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Sai Baba and Goddess Durga and Kali.

  • Address: 122002, G Block, DLF Phase 1, Sector 26, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Dress Code: Traditional Wear
  • Approx. Visit Duration: ½ hour to 1 hour
  • How to Reach: Local modes of transport
  • Temple Website: N/A
  • Best Time to Visit: Saturdays
  • Other Attractions: Sheetala mata mandir

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The temples in Gurgaon are a pleasant reminder to the presence of things beyond life that people often forget due to their busy schedules and hectic life. Visiting a temple in Gurgaon is a simple way of unwinding for people who wish to give themselves or their families and friends a spiritual break.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

1. Which is The Most Famous Masjid in Gurgaon?

The Aliwardi Masjid built under the orders of the founder of Aliwardi, Nawab Aliwardi Khan is the most famous Masjid in Gurgaon that is frequently visited by followers of Islam in the surrounding areas.

2. Which are The Three Most Famous Temples in Gurgaon?

The three most famous temples in Gurgaon are the Sheetala Mata Temple, Sai Ka Angan/Sai Dham and ISKCON temples as these temples get visitors throughout the year in huge numbers.

3. Is There any Lord Krishna Temple in Gurgaon?

Gurgaon being a corporate hub is home to people of all cultures thus the presence of temples of all gods and goddesses can be found. The ISKCON temple is a famous lord Krishna temple.