Temples in MeerutMeerut is known as a fast developing town of India, located on the banks of the Ganges and the Yamuna. It is where civilization began during the ancient times. One can, thus, trace back the history of this place to the times of Mahabharata and Ramayana. A number of temple architecture depict the life during the ancient period. The temples here in town belong to different periods of history right from the ancient to the medieval times during the confluence of British in India while few others were built during the last century. While there are many Hindy temples in Meerut, the ones in the surrounding areas such as Hastinapur are known for the Jain temples. Here’s a sneak peek into the temples that one can visit in and around Meerut.
Kali Paltan Mandir in MeerutAlso called as the Augurnath Temple, the presiding deity here is Lord Shiva. The Shivalinga in this temple is believed to have emerged on its own. The temple is deep rooted in the history of freedom struggle of 1857. This place is situated close to the cantonment area where the Indian soldiers were stationed. The Indians in those times were often referred to as Kali Paltan. They found a safe place in the temple premises, to escape and plan their meetings without any interference from the British.
Address: Aughurnath Mandir, Meerut Cantonment, Meerut-250001
Mansa Devi Mandir in MeerutThis temple is among the popular temples that
was built at least 40 years ago. The principal deity here is Goddess
Durga, where people from all over nation throng during the days of Navratri.
It is located at Kharkhauda in Meerut.
Address: Mansa Devi Mandir, Jagriti Vihar, Kherkhauda, Meerut
Devi Maha Maya Mandir in MeerutThis temple is located in the Sikhri Khurd
area in Modinagar and is frequented by the people here. The temple also
bears ancient roots and played a vital role in the freedom struggle
movement in 1857. An annual fair that is conducted here every year
during the days of Navratri draws huge crowd of people from all over.
People from the nearby towns and villages come here and buy or sell
their domestic animals during the days of fair.
Address: Devi Maha Maya Mandir, Sikhri Khurd, Modinagar, Meerut
Shiv Durga Temple in Meerut
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, this temple is a relatively new temple that was inaugurated in 1981. This is among the first temple to come up in Sanjay Nagar area and the largest too.Address: Shiv Durga Temple, Bramhapuri Meerut-250002
Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Meerut
This temple is located at Modinagar within the huge area of more than 15 acres. As the name suggests the presiding deity here is Lord Lakshmi Narayan.Address: Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Modinagar, Meerut- 201204
Sai Baba Mandir in MeerutThe Sai Baba Mandir here in the city is also popularly called as "Choti Shirdi", that attracts worshippers from all over North India. This is located in the Cantonment area of Meerut.
Address: Sai Baba Mandir, Sardhana Road, Meerut-250002
Surajkund Temple in MeerutSurajkund Temple is one of the oldest temple and is a unique in nature too. The Shahpir Mausoleum is located within the premises of this temple. It is popularly called as Baba Manohar lal Mahadev Mandir.
Address: Baba Manoharnath temple, Surajkund Park, Meerut-250099
Some of the other popular temples in Meerut are
- Chandi Devi Mandir
- Ganesh Mandir
- Shiv Mandir
- The ISKON Temple