Nili Chatri Mandir is a prominent and the ancient Hindu temple in New Delhi. The pilgrimage is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated at Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi. It is believed that the eldest Pandava brother, Prince Yudhishthira of Mahabharata, constructed the temple and conducted Aswamedha Yajna (Hawana) in this holy place.
Devotees and the local pilgrims visit this temple especially on some auspicious occasions such as MahaShivratri, Shrawan Maas, Holi and Basant Panchami to seek fulfilment of the following- Salvation; Wealth; Relief from diseases. MahaShivratri is commemorated among the devotees with a great zeal and enthusiasm every year. People from New- Delhi as well as outside it gather together to celebrate this occasion of Lord Shiva in a unique way. They offer Bel-Patri, Milk, Flowers and Fruits to get blessings of Mahadeva inside the main Shiva temple.
Architecture: Nili Chhatri is the tomb of Naubat Khan and the tomb is called Nili Chhatri due to the colour of its dome which was originally ornamented with blue caustic tiles. Inside the temple complex, the inscriptions are written in bold black letters.
Specialty: There is a belief that Yudhishthira- one of the Pandavas built this famous temple and has a very attractive Nigambodh Ghat which is positioned adjacent to the temple and he once conducted Aswamedha yajna from here in this temple.
Timings: 5:00 am to 12:00 Noon, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Address: Nigambodh Ghat, New Delhi, Delhi
How To Reach:
By Road: Basically, there are many public and private vehicles available to reach Nili Chhatri Temple at Delhi.
By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Delhi Railway station.
Air: The Nearest Airport
is Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi.