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Pilgrimage in Delhi


Jama Masjid: You can visit Jama Masjid on your tour to New Delhi. Situated in the ancient town of Old Delhi, the Jama Masjid is the final architectural extravaganza of the Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan. This monument was built between 1644 and 1658 by five thousand artisans. Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahanuma, this magnificent structure stands on the Bho Jhala, one of the two hills of the old Mughal capital city of Shahjahanabad. On the east, this monument faces the Red Fort and has three gateways, four towers and two minarets. Constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble, the Jama Masjid is the largest and perhaps the most magnificent mosque in India.

Cathedral Church of Redemption: This is one of the most known pilgrimage destinations in New Delhi. Henry Medd designed the Cathedral Church of Redemption. Situated in the north of the Jaipur Column, in the Rashtrapati Bhavan area, the church is not much of historical importance but has delightful interiors that are a treat for its visitors. It has been so built that heat is kept off even when summer is in its prime and the place remains cool and calm as sunlight peeps into the church through small and recessed openings, placed strategically. There is a tinted glass window that enhances the ethereal beauty of the church. It also houses a fine organ and a silver-cross, which was donated to the Church by Irwin.

Lotus Temple: It is a lotus shaped structure made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The temple is located in Kalkaji in the south of Delhi. You can visit the Lotus Temple on your tour to New Delhi. The temple is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The lotus shape of the temple represents the Manifestation of God, and is also a symbol of purity and tenderness. Its significance is deeply rooted in the minds and hearts of the Indians. In the epic poem Mahabharata, the Creator Brahma is described as having sprung from the lotus that grew out of Lord Vishnu's navel when that deity lay absorbed in meditation, there is a deep and universal reverence for the lotus, which is regarded as a sacred flower associated with worship throughout many centuries



   
 
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