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Bal Hanuman Temple in Delhi – Bala Hanuman Mandir in Delhi

Bal Hanuman Temple in Delhi is located on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi near Connaught Place, Jantar Mandir. The temple is believed to have existed during the period of Pandavas when Delhi was known as Indraprastha. The murti worshipped in the Bala Hanuman Mandir is swayambhuhu – not human made but which appeared on its own.

The face of murti of Hanuman worshipped in the temple that of a Balak or young child. Thus he is popularly known as Bal Hanuman.

The murti faces south and therefore only one eye is seen. Mace is in his left hand. Right hand rests on chest. The murti is adorned with flowers and a chentura.

The main entrance door of the Bal Hanuman Temple is embossed with artwork depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Ramacharitamanas of Tulsidas is painted on the roof of the main mandap in the temple complex. Sundarkand is engraved in marble slabs in the main mandap.

Another unique aspect of the Bala Hanuman Temple in Delhi is that there is a crescent moon in the Vimana instead of Om or Swastika or Surya. This is seen as a clever ploy used by people then to stop Muslim invaders from destroying the temple.