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Yogmaya Temple

Yogmaya or also known as Jogmaya temple is an ancient temple. The Yogmaya temple is situated in the near of Qutub Minar complex, Mehrauli New Delhi. This temple is believed to built in the period of the Mahabharat era. Mehrauli is one of the ancient cities of India. The temple is dedicated to the sister of Lord Krishna. Yogmaya is an incarnation of the goddess Durga.

About Yogmaya Temple Delhi

Yogmaya temple is situated near the Qutub Minar Complex, Mehrauli New Delhi. This is an ancient Hindu temple. The temple is dedicated to the sister of Lord Krishna. It is one of the surviving temples from the Mahabharat era. The temple was built by the Rajput king Anandpal in 731 AD. Later this temple is rebuilt during the Mughal era by the Lala Sathmal.

It is one of those temples which was tried to destroyed by the Mohammad Gazni. This temple is also said to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. And at this spot, the head of the Devi had fallen in the Pind form. The temple lies adjacent to the Pond(Jihad)and surrounded by the green trees.

Dedicated to Goddess Maya
It is believed in Hinduism. Uncle of Lord Krishna wants to kill the Krishna. He was waiting for the birth of Lord Krishna. But when the child got birth she was a girl. Kansa tried to kill the girl child but she miracle escaped and then she said to the Kansa his brother (Lord Krishna) will kill him.

Another story is that Mughal emperor Akbar had exiled his son Jahangir from the Royal family because he fired at a British person and kill his bodyguard. The mother of the Jahangir has got upset and pray for his security and wellness. Yogmaya appeared in the dream of the Jahangir’s mother. Then the queen said if her son will return home safely then she will place Punkahmade of flowers at the Yogmaya temple and in the nearby Muslim shrine of Qutbuddin Bhaktiar Khaki.

Architechture Of Yogmaya Temple

The architecture of the temple is contemporary. There is a main gate of the entrance after that there is a hall where the Yogmaya idol is lying. The entire idol is covered with the clothes. The idol is made with the black stone and placed in 2 feet wide and 1 foot deep well. Two small pankhas (fans) of the same materials are seen suspended over the Idol from the roof. The sanctum is about 17 feet with a flat roof. There is a Shikhar mounted on that roof. The floor of the temple was originally built with the red stone but later it has made with the marble. The main tower of the sanctum is about 42 feet high. The temple has seven shikhara and coated with white paint. The walls and the pillars are well crafted by the skilled craftsmen. There is a shiv Linga also which is put little higher than the Yogmaya’s idol.

History Of Yogmaya Temple

The temple is believed to Mahabharat’s era. This is an ancient temple. Firstly it was built in the 731 AD by the Rajput king Anandpal. After this Mahmood Ghazni had tried to destroy the temple but somehow the temple got survived. Then the temple is renovated in the period of Mughal emperor Akbar by Lal shamal. Later the temple is rebuilt in 1827 with contemporary architecture. It is said that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb also tried to build a mosque in the place of the temple but was not successful. Later the present temple was built by the Devotees. But the garbhgrah is same as from the ancient time.

Festivals In Yogmaya Temple

Phool walon ki Sair Festivals
This festival celebrated in the month of September and October. In these festivals, floral fans are offered at this temple along with the Dargah of Baba Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, which is situated close by.

Along with the Phoolon ki Sair festival may other festivals celebrate by the temple authority like Navaratri, Shivaratri.

Opening And Closing Timing

This temple Opening & Closing times is 4.30 AM to 8:30 PM. to 5.30 PM.

Pooja Timing

The morning aarti held at 5.30 am and the evening aarti held at 8.00 pm

Yogmaya Temple Location

The temple is located at the near Qutub Minar Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi. The nearest metro stations are Saket and Qutub Minar.

How To Reach

From Delhi Airport
Delhi is well connected to all national and international flights. The temple is 14 km away from here. You can hire a cab or bus to reach the temple. From here you can take the metro of public transport to reach the temple.

From Delhi Railway Station
Delhi is well connected with the railway network. All the major trains pass through Delhi. The distance is 17 km from the New Delhi railway station. From here you can take the metro of public transport to reach the temple.

From Delhi Interstate Bus Station
You can reach the ISBT (interstate Bus Station) Kashmiri gate. From here you can take buses or the metro to reach the Temple. The distance is 24 km from ISBT. From here you can take the metro of public transport to reach the temple.

Tickets For Entry

Entry in the Temple complex is absolutely free.

Yogmaya Temple Famous

The temple is believed to be made in the Mahabharat era. It is an ancient temple. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Maya, sister of Lord Krishna. This temple is also said to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. And at this spot, the head of the Devi had fallen in the Pind form. The temple is a combination of the Sidhipeeth, ShaktiPeeth, Gyanpeeth and Jyoti Seth. This the first temple of the Maa Yog Maya.

Yogmaya Temple Committee

The temple is now run by Shree Yogmaya Mandir Welfare Management Society. The temple priest’s family has serving the temple from many decades.

Do’s & Don’ts

    Things to Do.

  • You can join the Morning and the Evening Aarti at the temple.
  • You should advise wearing decent clothes.
  • Things to Do Not.

  • Please don’t do any irrelevant activity during your visit.
  • Photography is not allowed at the prayer Hall.
  • Do not spit anywhere in the complex.

FAQS

  • What is the location of the Yogamaya Temple?

    The temple is located near Qutub Minar Complex, New Delhi.

  • Is photography allowed in the temple?

    Yes, photography is allowed in the temple.

  • Is the parking facility available there?

    Yes, the parking facility available there.

  • Which the best way to reach the temple?

    The nearest metro station is Saket. You can take rickshaw or auto from here to reach the temple.

  • Is night stay available at the temple?

    No, there is no facility of a night stay in the temple. But you can stay at nearby hotels.

Other Places Near By The Yogmaya Temple

  • Red Fort
  • Neeli chhatri temple
  • Shani Dham
  • Chattarpur Temple
  • Lotus Temple
  • Iskon Temple
  • Zoo logical Park
  • India Gate
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