The Sri Ram Mandir at Lodhi Road, New Delhi is an organ of Vedic Culture Centre. The Vedic Culture Centre was established as a Registered Society in 1968. The Temple is widely sought for many spiritual activities and holds special classes for Tamil, Poojas and Mantra Chanting as part of Vedic culture activities.
History of the Temple
Sri Tridandi Sriman Narayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji of Badrinath inspired, guided and blessed the construction of Sri Ram Mandir. At the behest of the Divine Command, His Holiness took to Sanyasasramam in 1954. He performed 108 Sri Ram Maha Krathu for 9 years all over India and Nepal and constructed 108 Ram Sthupas as monuments of these Krathus. His Holiness dedicated the whole of his life for the propagation of Bhakti and upliftment of spiritual values in our society till he attained the Lotus feet of the Lord in 1979. With the blessings of His Holiness and the efforts of Sri Ramaswamy, a piece of land in the Institutional Area, Lodi Road was allotted to the Centre in 1968 by the Union Ministry of Works and Housing. When the land was allotted, there was only a small dried up well and some rocky structure at the site.
The first phase of construction was started in 1981. By 1982 the ground floor was completed and the superstructure of first floor and terrace were completed and three beautifully architectured towers depicting the different Gods and Goddesses of Hindu Mythology were also done. As the first floor was complete and some of the temporary structures were demolished, the installation of idols was done by His Holiness Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in June 1984 was done. During the period 1982-84, Sri Ram Mandir undertook the mammoth task of performing 108 Sudarshan Homams and completed the same with the help of devotees. With further contributions from individuals and organizations of varied nature, the first floor and terrace have been completed in all respects and a Dwajasthamba of 50 feet has been installed.
Sanctum Sanctorum of the shrines of all the idols are embellished with “Koti Ram Namavali” – called “Ram Koti”, written ‘Sri Ram’, ‘Sri Ram’ by ardent devotees. Even the pillars reverberate with “Ram Nam” all the time to the discernible ears. After completion of construction work, Pranaprathishta of idols and Maha Samprokshanam of Sri Ram Mandir were conducted by His Holiness Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji on 10 Feb 1989. Preceding this, Yagnas, Chathusthana Pooja,Chaturveda Parayana and Divya Prabhanda Parayana have been conducted from 06 Feb1989 onwards. With the installation of the idols of Lord Ranganath along with his consorts and Lord Balaji and Goddess Mahalakshmi, the temple has gained status of Uthara Sri Rangam and Uttara Tirupathi (Uttara Vengadam).
All the major National and International Air Lines have their flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. From IGI & PALAM Airport to Sri Ram Mandir, 45 Min by Auto Rickshaw. The Indian Railways connects Delhi to all major and other destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in Delhi namely New Delhi Railway Station.
Sri Ram Mandir,
vedic culture centre,
7, lodhi institutional area, lodhi road,
New Delhi, Delhi, India,
Pincode -110 003.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
This temple is open from 06:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm. On saturdays, this temple is open from 06:30 am to 01:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 09:30 pm.
This temple is open from 06:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm. On saturdays, this temple is open from 06:30 am to 01:00 pm and from 05:00 pm to 09:00 pm.