the proud capital of the world's largest democracy has scores and scores
of largely visited and much-hallowed temples of both ancient and
modern declaring its exemplary religious tolerance and spiritual
harmony. Every religion and each cult has its own places of worship
and are carrying their devotional activities round the year
uninterruptedly, declaring the land's Sanathana Dharma that neither
knows religious bigotry, nor
allows its domination on anyone's life. All religions are accorded
equal treatment by the Government, mirroring its ennobling,
exemplary secular character, bending the heads of humanity sans
division or difference.
the recently built Hindu shrines, the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, the
crest-jewel of Hinduism deserves first mention. Built about a half
century back by Saith Raja Baldeodas Bu-la, it has been luring a
steady stream of adorers everyday and round the year. It is a
stately built spacious temple with many mandirs and minishrines. The
milk white marble walls are adorned with excellent carvings of
adorable gods and goddesses. Its imposing high towers , with
fluttering flags are conspicuous landmarks visible for miles afar.
In the elegantly built mandir, there are installed on a high vedika
the masterly sculptured marble icons of Mahavishnu and lakshmi in
standing posture that' raise hands in veneration, the very moment
they gleam into the sight of viewers.