A view of tower behind the entrance gate at Yogmaya temple
A view of tower behind the entrance gate at Yogmaya temple

Yogmaya Temple is also called as Jogmaya temple, located in Mehrauli, New Delhi, India, dedicated to Goddess Yogmaya, the sister of Lord Krishna (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu).  Yogmaya Temple is one of the ancient temple and one of the five existing temples in Delhi from the period of Mahabharata. Yogmaya Temple was said to be destroyed by Ghazni, the most prominent ruler of the Ghaznavid Empire in the beginning and later it was again destroyed by Mamluks.

Yogmaya Temple was then said to be renovated and reconstructed by Hemu, the Rajput king. The present structure of the temple was built in the early 19th century. The presiding deity of this temple is Goddess Yogmaya, also called as the “Pure Goddess”, is made of black stone and was placed in a well, made of marble, which has a width of 2 feet and depth of 1 feet. Goddess Yogmaya is an aspect of Maya, the illusionary power of God, the one who actually creates illusion on gods and teach them what to do and what not to do so that they can be connected to ultimate God.

The sanctum of Goddess Yogmaya is leaded with a Vimanam (temple tower) which is 42 feet and dome. The precinct of the temple contains twenty two towers. The floor of the Yogmaya temple was made of red stone originally and was replaced with marbles. An 18 inch table made of marble are placed in the front of the sanctum of Goddess Yogmaya, on which the offerings like flowers, sweets to Goddess are placed. Phoolwalon-ki-sair Festival, a festival of flower-sellers, is a very famous festival celebrated in Yogmaya temple in the month of October or November. The festival was originated in the year 1812 and now it turned into a very famous and inter faith festival of Delhi.

Pooja Timings

The temple remains open from morning 06.00 AM till 08.00 PM in the night.

Festivals

  • Mahashivratri – February/March
  • Phoolwalon-ki-sair Festival – October or November
  • Navaratri Festival – September/October

The Navaratri festival is followed by major events like:

  • Mahashashthi – Unveiling the face of the idol of Goddess is the main ritual on this day
  • Mahasaptami – worshiping nine types of plants with together symbol of the goddess.
  • Mahaastami – Singing hymns in sanskrit language and offering worship to the goddess
  • Mahanavami – The Navami Bhog is offered to the goddess and offered as Prasad to the devotees.
By Road

State government operates bus services from Delhi to all the neighboring cities. Bus transportation service within the city is also affordable.


By Train

The nearest railway station to Yogmaya Temple is Delhi railway station which is 10 Km away from Yogmaya Temple.


By Air

The nearest airport to Yogmaya Temple is Indira Gandhi International airport, New Delhi which is 24 Km away from Yogmaya Temple.

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