Every city in India is full of temples and Gurgaon is no exception to this fact. While mostly temples are alike with little differentiation; here is a list of some unique temples which are interesting in their own way.
- Sai Ka Angan – The temple is dedicated to Sai Baba of Shirdi and located in Sushant Lok, Block-E within the residential complex. There are two entries to Sai Baba temple.
- First is from the main gate of E-Block, which requires non-residents to park their cars outside and walk a short distance of 100 meters on foot.
- Second is from outside the society through a dusty path on the other side of the temple.
Sai ka Angan is not a typical temple structure, rather it is spread across. Devotees can see big statutes of Saibaba, his horse “Shyam”, an interesting cave within the premises. At the walls of the temple are rooms for staff. There is a free Homeo clinic for patients, and a park in the centre for conducting events. A small portion of “Sai ka Angan” (temple) is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
- Listening to music early morning in the temple is something worth experiencing.
- Very old picture of Sai Baba is on display in the temple cave.
- Thursdays are usually crowded.
- The Cave in temple premises is the best attraction and unique in nature.
- Sai Baba’s palki procession is a real treat for followers.
- Sheetla Mata Mandir – The temple is known to be the oldest in Gurgaon. Migrants from other States prefer to visit the oldest temple upon reaching Gurgaon for the first time for luck and prosperity in careers, life etc. “Sheetla Mata Mandir”, located in Sector -6, Gurgaon is quite famous and covers a big area on land than the other temples in the city of Gurgaon.
- Hanuman Mandir (Sector-43) – This Hanuman temple is the least known out of the three but quite amazing for the people of Gurgaon. This is a hidden gem and difficult to locate on your own. Hanuman temple is located near to the American Excelsior School. The path to temple is narrow & dusty. The look of the surrounding area is like that of a village where you can see old men smoking pipe sitting on a cot; a buffalo in the background adds to the charm. The uniqueness of the Hanuman Mandir is that birds & animal are taken special care of. You can see squirrels, peacocks, and pigeons in plenty comfortably moving around the temple premises; the temple staff cherishes the time taking care of these beautiful creatures.What is annoying is the garbage that attracts the attention of pigs outside the temple.You can open the gate of the temple and go in to find small temples in a rural set up. There is an elevated life size statue of Lord Hanuman besides other Gods in the vicinity. There are huge trees which are home to many peacocks, squirrels, and pigeons.Interesting points:
- In the evening time, the birds are fed Bajra (Pearl Millet) and one can see hordes of peacocks together.
- This is a very calm temple as very few people know about it.
- There is also an old well adjacent to the Hanuman statue.