EME Temple, often referred as the Dakshinamurti Temple, was built by the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) Corps. Featuring an unusually modern geodesic architecture, this temple is dedicated to Dakshinamurti, a form of Shiva as supreme teacher. It is run by Indian Army Authorities, and incorporates holy symbols of all religions in one place as they do not have separate places of worship for different faiths.Depicting army architecture, the aluminium building of this temple is ringed by a garden featuring a rich collection of 106 ancient statues from the 6th to the 16th centuries.

This is uncommonly modern-looking temple, however, built with holy symbols from various religions. The five main religions in India are represented by different symbols in the structure and design of EME Temple.

The ‘Kalash‘ on the top of the dome symbolizes Hinduism.
The ‘Dome‘ stands for Islam.
The ‘Tower‘ represents Christianity.
The ‘Golden-structure‘ above the tower represents Buddhism.
The ‘Entrance‘ of the temple stands for Jainism.

The EME temple houses an idol of Lord Dakshinamurthi. The idol faces the south and is believed to impart his teachings to the world, facing that direction. The whole place is surrounded by acres of lush green peaceful environment drives you through a true holistic experience.

Time: 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM Entry: An ID card will be given from Security Desk at Main Gate Location: EME Road, Fatehgunj. Photography is strictly Prohibited inside Temple.

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