Jhandewalan Temple is one of the oldest temples in Delhi and its presiding deity is Maa Aadi Shakti, who is said to be an incarnation of Maa Durga – the most powerful feminine icon in Hinduism along with Maa Kali. The temple can be found en route to Karol Bagh at Jhandewalan Road. The nearest metro station is Jhandewalan. The temple is regarded as one of the most famous shrines dedicated to the goddess and like any other temple of this stature, it attracts plenty of devotees throughout the year.

The temple got the name ‘Jhandewalan’ during the reign of Shah Jahan, due to the prayer flags or ‘jhandas’ being offered to the Goddess.

Pooja Timing : Jhandewalimata’s Aarti is done 4 times in a day.

The Aarti schedule is as follows
Summer
Morning Mangal Aarti : 05:30 AM
Shringaar Aarti : 09:00 AM
Bhog Aarti : 12:00 PM
Evening Aarti : 07:30 PM
Night Aarti : 10:00 PM

Winter
Morning Mangal Aarti : 06:00 AM
Shringaar Aarti : 09:00 AM
Bhog Aarti : 12:00 PM
Evening Aarti : 07:00 PM
Night Aarti : 09:30 PM

When is the temple open for visitors?

Normally, the temple stays open two days a week – Tuesdays and Sundays. Apart from that, it stays open on the afternoons of Ashtami. On ashtamis of Shukla Paksha, jagrans (night time prayers) are organized. The prayers start at 10 PM at night. However, kirtan or prayers, and havana or yajnas are organized every morning at the temple. People are not allowed to click photos at the prayer hall.

Address:-
Jhandewalan Devi Mandir Marg, Block E, Jhandewalan Extension, Jhandewalan, Near Karol Bagh, New Delhi 110005