(िदिल्ली)• Dilli refers to Delhi in Hindi (िदिल्ली).• Darshan is a term meaning sight , vision, glimpse, or apparition. It is most commonly used for “visions of the divine” i.e. of a god or a very holy person or
Delhi is the second-largest city in India and, with over 11 million residents, the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population. It is a federally administered union territory officially known as the National Capital Region (NCR). It is the site of many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. When India gained independence from British rule in 1947, New Delhi was declared as the capital of India. Owing to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a cosmopolitan city. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the city. Today Delhi is a major cultural, political, and
Delhi, being the capital of many empires forcenturies - especially of Mughal India, has anumber of forts and monuments to boast of. Thecity has blended the past and the presentbeautifully. There are strong citadels, such asRed Fort, Old Fort, Jantar Mantar, Tombs of theroyal personages and Qutub Minar, which arecounted amongst some of the most luringmonuments of the capital city of India. Besides these, one can find a number of otherbeautiful tombs, mosques and buildingsthroughout the city that have interesting historyand legends attached to them. The lifestyle of thepeople of New Delhi is interwoven with the age
HUMAYUN’S TOMB• Humayuns tomb is a complex of buildings in Mughal architecture built by the Mughal emperor Humayun.• It is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India.• The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India.
• The Yantra Mandir (literally the temple of instruments, and often called the Jantar Mantar ) located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.• The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict
RED FORT• The Red Fort of Delhi was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.• The Red Fort or the Lal Qila is located in the heart of Old Delhi.• It took more than 10 million rupees during the reign of Shah Jahan to create this structure in red sandstone.• The President of the country hoists the national flag on the Independence day(15th August) at the Red Fort.
• India gate The India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India situated in the heart of New Delhi.• India Gate is prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the members of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War I and the Afghan Wars.• Following Indias independence, India Gate became the site of Indian Armys Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
• Akshardham is a hindu temple complex in Delhi.• The famous Akshardham Temple of Delhi has entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Hindu temple complex in the world.• The complex displays centuries of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture.• The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham.• The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005.• It sits on the banks of the Yamuna River adjacent to the proposed 2010 Commonwealth Games village.
Lotus Temple• Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable architectures located at Kalkaji in New Delhi.• The temple is in the shape of a lotus flower and has received recognition from all over the world for its splendid architecture.• Lotus is a symbol of peace, purity, love and immortality. It is this particular specialty of Lotus flower which makes the flower an important icon in Indian culture and society. This is why the design of Lotus temple has been inspired by lotus flower.
JAMA MASJID• Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Located in Old Delhi.• The mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees.• Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD and it was again the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan behind this architectural masterpiece.• Close to some 5000 craftsmen were involved in the construction of the mosque.• It is located in Old Delhi, just opposite to the
QUT M UB INAR• Qutub Minar is a tower in Delhi and is the worlds tallest brick minaret.• It was constructed by Indias first Muslim ruler Qutb-ud-din Aibak and the topmost storey of the minaret was completed by Firuz Shah Tughluq.• The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.• It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as Qutub complex.
• Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi(a major political and spiritual leader of India ) It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhis cremation on 31 January, 1948.• It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi in India.• In recent years, it has become customary for foreign dignitaries visiting India to pay their respects to Gandhi at the Raj Ghat by laying flowers or wreaths on the platform.• As a sign of respect, visitors are required to remove footwear before approaching the memorial. A commemorative ceremony is held every Friday. Prayer sessions are held at the Raj Ghat on Gandhis birth and death anniversaries.