Sunday 23 February 2020

Yogmaya Temple/Jogmaya temple

Yogmaya Temple also known as Jogmaya temple is a Shakti Peetha dedicated to the sister of Krishna.Situated in Mehrauli, New Delhi, close to the Qutb complex.Its an ancient temple more than 5000 years old.

It is believed that the main idol in the temple was that of Yogamaya, an incarnation of Durga, born as the sister of Krishna. Kansa, cousin of Devaki (mother of Krishna) and uncle of Yogamaya and Kansa attempted to kill Yogamaya on Krishna Janmastami day when Krishna was born. But Yogamaya, who was cleverly substituted for Krishna, vanished after predicting Kansa's death at the hands of her brother Krishna.

The temple is believed to be built by the Pandavas, at the end of Mahabharata war.

The temple is also an integral part of an important inter-faith festival of Delhi, the annual Phool Walon Ki Sair.
Phool Walon Ki Sair meaning "procession of the florists" is an annual celebration by the flowers sellers of Delhi. It is a three-day festival, generally held in the month of September, just after the rainy season in the region of Mehrauli.
This secular festival involves a procession, led by shehnai players and dancers, and bearing large floral fans, pankhas, to Yogmaya Temple, the shrine of Devi Jog Maya, and winds through Mehrauli bazar, to reach the dargah of 13th century Sufi saint, Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki.

We started early in the morning.The panditji gave us kala chana and bhura (powdered sugar) as prasad and charnamrit.

This is just opposite Qutab Minar.

After the devi darshan we enjoyed hot tea and biscuits at a roadside cafe.
Overall a fantastic experience.

Saturday 22 February 2020

A day In CP

We specially went to India Gate to see the Hunar Haat Delhi 2020 but it seems the whole Delhi made plans for the same at the same time.After waiting for an hour or so in the queue to reach our destination we decided to move to Connaught Place.

This place has a special ambience and thats why its a favourite place for all travellers and locals.

This is the Post office from which I have seen my parents buy stamps since I was a kid.

Holi is just around and pichkaris are on display here

Then we ate at wengers swiss confectionary in India, serving since 1926

Enjoyed chole bhature

Kulche chole

Dosa at Bikanervala

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Sarojini Nagar Market

My friends know me for my shopping skills.I love to travel and eat.The credit goes to my parents and brother.We all love to travel.I have travlled vastly in Delhi,India and abroad.Sarojini Nagar market is a heaven for shoppers.Online shopping and Malls have changed the shopping culture.I went to the market after many years and loved every second there.Things have changed but the spirit of shopping is the same.From clothes to jewellery, household products to food one can get almost everything.If you are a good bargainer its the place for you and if cant then contact me.

One needs to replenship energy after the shopping spree.
Dont forget to enjoy this sandwich dhokla and gulab jamuns at Square Mall which is exactly opposite the market, a new addition to the wonderful experience.