Yogmaya Temple, Jogmaya temple
New Delhi, New Delhi
Situated in Mehrauli, New Delhi, Yogmaya Temple also known as Jogmaya temple is a 5000 year old temple dedicated to Goddess Yogmaya, the sister of Krishna. It is believed that this temple is one of those 27 temples destroyed by Ghazni and later by Mamluks and it is the only surviving temple belonging to pre-sultanate period. The temple was reconstructed by Brahmin king Hemu and brought back the temple from ruins.
According to the legends, it is believed that Goddess Yogmaya is the sister of God Krishna. It was Goddess Yogmaya who was substituted for Krishna after the birth of Krishna. When Kansa attempted to kill Yogmaya, the baby vanished after predicting Kansa's death at the hands of her brother Krishna.
Built in 1827, the temple is a simple but contemporary structure with an entrance hall and a sanctum sanctorum that houses the main Idol of Yogmaya made of black stone placed in a marble well of 2 ft width and 1 ft depth. The sanctum is 17 ft square with a flat roof over which a truncated shikara (tower) is built. The idol is covered in sequins and cloth. Two small pankhas (fans) of the same materials are seen suspended over the Idol from the roo...View more
. The walled enclosure around the temple is 400 ft square, with towers at the four corners. Twenty two towers were built within the precincts of the temple at the orders of the Sood Mal, the builder. The floor of the temple was originally made of red stone but later it was replaced by marble. The main tower above the sanctum is 42 ft high and has copper plated shikara or pinnacle.
Timings : 04:30 AM - 08:30 PM
Wear neat and good clothes and avoid shorts for men
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Khasra No. 1806, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030
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Morning pooja and arati starts from 05:30 AM onwards