Gufawala Mandir is a renowned Hindu temple located in the bustling city of Delhi, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. The name ""Gufawala"" literally translates to ""cave-dwelling,"" referring to the temple's unique underground setting.
The temple's history dates back to the 16th century, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. It is said that a saint named Baba Gufawala used to meditate in the caves where the temple is now located. The temple was later built by the local community as a tribute to the saint and to Lord Shiva.
The temple is known for its impressive architecture and intricate carvings. The entrance to the temple is a narrow staircase leading down to the underground chamber. The chamber is adorned with beautiful murals and carvings depicting the stories of Lord Shiva.
One of the most striking features of the temple is the naturally formed Shivling, which is said to have been discovered by Baba Gufawala himself. The Shivling is considered to be very powerful and is believed to grant blessings and fulfill wishes of the devotees who worship it.
The temple is a popular destination for devotees of Lord Shiva and attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year. It is especially crowded during the festival of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated with great fervor at the temple.