|This article does not cite any sources. (February 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Neighbourhood of Delhi|
|• Type||Elected Representative|
|• MP||Maheish Girri|
|Time zone||GMT + 0530|
|Distance From Airport = 30 KM Distance From Railway = 14 KM|
Earlier called Neem Ka Bangar(as mentioned in old land records), the colony is now called Pandav Nagar. 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.
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 five 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 1948. The name "Pandav Nagar" was chosen as the term "Pandav" stands for five brothers and "Naga" for an urbanised area/habitation, as envisioned by Karam Chand Sharma.
Pandav Nagar divided into two parts, 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, Anand Vihar Terminal railway station, 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 offer good accommodation.
Radha Krishna Temple in C Block 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) Jain mandir in S block 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, Kela Godam Pandav Nagar Ganesh Nagar Complex.
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