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|Neighbourhood of Delhi|
|• Type||Elected Representative|
|• MP||Sandeep Dixit|
|Time zone||GMT + 0530|
|Distance From Airport = 30 KM Distance From Railway = 14 KM|
The name "Pandav Nagar" originates from the term 'Pandavas' which according to Hindu Mythology was used during the Mahabharata Period, where the five Sons of King "Pandu" and his wife "Kunti" were together called as Pandavas. Science tells us that planet earth is a living being. But an imminent ecological cessation due to the reckless destruction of earth's assets finds humanity facing the challenge of saving the planet. To put the earth we inhabit in a true perspective, Veda Vyasa personified the Earth as Kunti Devi in the epic Mahabharata. As a young girl, Kunti was granted a boon by Sage Durvasa Muni that she could invoke any God by chanting a sacred mantra. Kunti was always fascinated by the rising Sun. In the aura of the Sun, one day, she saw a handsome man adorned with divine armor and brilliant ear-rings. Remembering Durvasa's boon, she chanted the sacred mantra and the Sun God had appeared before her. The Sun God, by the power of divinity, granted her a Child. Kunti had then, gave birth to a son called Karna. The child also wore armor and ear-rings (kavacha & kundala in Sanskrit).In Sanskrit, "Kun-ti" means "The Earth". Kunti's other name is Pritha or Prithvi which means the same. Life originated on Earth with the help of Sun's rays. Vegetation was born. Karna, literally means, grain with chaff. He represents seed, the essence of the vegetable kingdom. But a seed cannot sprout without water. Kunti placed her child in a basket in the waters of the river Aswa. Karna was found and brought up by Adhirath, a charioteer, who lived by the banks of the river. "Adhi-rath" actually means, "anxiety for the body".
Karna grew up as a great warrior later to be known as Anga-raj, meaning "ruler of the body", otherwise ruler of the Anga kingdom in Eastern Bihar and part of West Bengal. The significance of Karna's protective armour and ear-rings can be comprehended from the Sanskrit words, kavacha and kundala. Kavacha in Sanskrit means protective covering and also rind or bark. And fruits hanging from trees just look like ear-rings or kundalas. Kunti, used the boon of chanting the sacred mantra, and with the help of celestial grants, gave birth to the 5 Pandavas - Yudhisthira from Dharma, Bhima from Vayu, Arjuna from Indra, Nakula and Sahadeva from the Asvinis.If Kunti's first born (Karna) conceived through the energy of the sun represents the vegetable kingdom,
Similarly, it is believed that the area of Pandav Nagar was inhabited after Indian independence in 1947, among others by Freedom fighter-Politician Karam Chand Sharma, a migrant from Kasur district of Punjab, Pakistan, during partition. He had 5 sons resembling a family as that of King "Pandu". This inspired him to rename the area inhabited by him i.e. Neem Ka Bangar as Pandav Nagar in the year 1948. The name Pandav Nagar was decided as the term Pandav stands for 5 brothers and Nagar for an Urbanised area/ habitation, as envisioned by Karam Chand Sharma.
Pandav Nagar is a residential area, that is a well established colony in the eastern part of Delhi, close to the Yamuna river, practically minutes away from Connaught Place, New Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations. This place is famous for its numerous shops and offices (like AIMIL Ltd.), institutes and hospitals, that it houses. Apart from this, it has residential apartments that offers good accommodation.
There is a "Radha Krishna Temple" temple in C Block. This is a fine temple complex housing the idols of a large pantheon of Hindu deities. The temple is also the nerve centre of many cultural activities. The other temples include GURUDWARA SINGH SABHA,PANDAV NAGAR,Hanuman Temple, Kali Bari (Ganesh Nagar) and Shakti Temple.
The largest hospital here is RK Memorial Hospital, besides Shanti Nursing Home and smaller medicare centres.
There are many popular landmarks in and around Pandav Nagar such as Akshardham Temple, Commonwealth Games Village, and so on.
Pandav Nagar is well-connected with other parts of Delhi by roads and metro rail. Buses ply the roads, with other modes of transport supplementing the transport options. Anand Vihar Inter State Bus terminal (ISBT) is quite close, too. The nearest Metro Station is Akshardham Station itself. which makes it well-connected to various parts of New Delhi.
Other Colonies near Pandav Nagar
- Mayur Vihar Phase1, Patparganj, I P Extension, Ganesh Nagar and South Ganesh Nagar, Shakarpur, Laxmi Nagar...
- Official Akshardham Delhi Website
- Games Village – Delhi 2010 official site
- Official Website of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi
- Real distance map of the Delhi Metro Network