The National Capital Region (NCR) in India is a name for the metropolitan area, which encompasses the entire National Capital Territory of Delhi as well as urban areas ringing it in neighboring states of Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It is the world’s second most populated urban area. Prominent cities of NCR include Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad. The NCR is with a population of over 46,069,000!
The climate of Delhi is an overlap between monsoon-influenced humid subtropical and semi-arid, along with a high variation between summer and winter temperatures and precipitation. Delhi has a very hot climate that acts more like a desert most of the year.
The religious places of Delhi reflect the secularism of the country. Religious destinations in this city are not limited to any particular faith or religion. There will be hardly any religion in Delhi which does not have its own place of worship. There are a large number of temples, mosques, and churches in the city. Unfortunately, many places of worship in this city are believed to have mystical powers and have become famous for being a spiritual wonder.
Along with being sacred and revered, the pilgrimages in Delhi are architecturally magnificent and historically significant. Be it the soothing silence of the Lotus Temple or the architectural beauty of the Akshardham Temple, the worship places in the city continue to mesmerize their visitors. Many people come here mainly to visit its numerous temples, mosques, churches, and gurdwaras. A trip to Delhi without a visit to its various pilgrim destinations is incomplete.
With Delhi being the second most populated Urban area, it is just under 1% Christian! That means that over 99% of the second most populated city in the world professes something other than Christ, are lost in their sins and destined to spend an eternity in hell.
Delhi is the city Mackenzie and I lived in for the six months we spent in India. Thankfully there are three Baptist missionaries families we know of in the city and four good baptist churches. But with the staggering high population that is not even close enough to what is needed here in the city.
Would you please pray with us that God will send more laborers to the city of Delhi!