Since ancient times, temples were an important part of our Hindu and Sanatan culture and were the center of faith and belief. Today we are going to tell you about one such temple. This temple is of Goddess Yogmaya who is also known as Jogmaya. Yogmaya temple is located in Delhi City Mehrauli, India, this temple is near Qutub Minar. This temple is only 2 km away from the Qutub complex, to reach this temple one has to go through a very narrow street. Goddess Yogmaya is believed to be the sister of Lord Shri Krishna. Whose birth took place from the womb of Mother Yashoda. This temple is more than 5000 years old. Yogmaya temple, Delhi was built during the Mahabharata period and it is said that it was built by the Pandavas. Mother Yogmaya was first established by Lord Krishna in this temple.
The story of the birth of Goddess Yogmaya
According to the Hindu scriptures, there was a tyrannical king named Kansh in the Dwapar era, due to which everyone was troubled, he used to oppress everyone. Kansa was the king of Mathura. Kansa learns through Akasvani that his sister Devaki’s 8th child will kill him, so he imprisons his sister Devaki and her husband Vasudev in Mathura prison. This is where Shri Krishna is born. To keep Krishna safe from Kansh, Vasudev takes Lord Krishna from Prison to Mathura village at night when Devaki is asleep.
Even in Mathura, a woman named Yashoda (Lord Krishna’s stepmother) gives birth to a girl child at the same time, Vasudev takes that girl from here to Mathura prison and leaves the child Krishna with mother Yashoda in place of the girl child. Yasoda does not know all this because she is asleep at that time.
The next day, when Kansa learns that his sister Devaki has given birth to a girl child, he tries to kill that girl too, but the girl child flies into the sky. It is said that after escaping from the hands of Kansha, Mata Yogmaya gets divided into two parts, her head reaches Mehrauli where Yogmaya temple is today and the torso part goes to Vindhyachal, where she is known as Vindhyavasani. Where the mother’s head had fallen, there is the Yogmaya temple today. This temple is located in the Mehrauli area of Delhi.
This temple was built by the Pandavas
In Dwapar Yuga, when the Pandavas won the war of Mahabharata, all the Pandavas along with Lord Krishna came here to have a darshan of Mata Yogmaya. Pandavas visited Mata Yogmaya and took her blessings. At that time the temple here was very small. Later the Pandavas got a temple constructed at this place and the idol of the Goddess is said to have been installed here by Lord Krishna himself. It is also said about this temple that Lord Brahma first worshiped here.
After the construction, the temple has been renovated many times. Different rulers had got construction and improvement works done in this temple during their reign.
Architecture and design of the Yogmaya temple in Delhi.
Yogmaya Temple is a very beautiful and unique temple, it has been created in the ancient Nagar Saili, and the entrance of this temple has been made in the shape of a snake, this snake is considered to be the form of Chintamaya. On entering from the entrance, you will find images of lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi, and many other Gods and Goddesses engraved on the wall. The huge dome of this temple is also its main attraction.
the idol of Goddess Yogmaya is enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Here the head of the goddess is worshiped and it is in the form of a Pindi. Apart from Goddess Yogmaya, there are also idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Bhairav, and Lord Kalki.
Festivals are celebrated in Yogmaya Temple
Although people come to visit this temple throughout the year, on some special occasions and festivals, people come in thousands.
In the festivals here, Phool Walon ki Sair is celebrated with great joy and gaiety, many cultural and spiritual programs are organized here on this day. Apart from this, the festival of Mahashivratri and Navratras is also celebrated here with great pomp and a huge crowd of devotees comes here for darshan.
How to reach Yogmaya temple
By Air: If you want to come to Yogmaya Temple in Delhi by air, then Indira Gandhi International Airport here is the best and it is connected to all the cities of India. Yogmaya Temple is 12.3 km away from the airport. You can easily reach here by taking a taxi from the airport.
By Train: There are 2 famous railway stations to reach Yogmaya temple by train, the first is the new Delhi railway station and the second is the Nizamuddin railway station both of these stations are from every city in India. The distance between New Delhi station and Yogmaya is 15 km, whereas from Nizamuddin it is only 13 km.
By Bus: If you want to come to Yogmaya Temple by Bus or Road, then you can come. Delhi City is well connected by road all over India.
Nearest metro station to Yogmaya Temple Delhi.
Qutub Minar Metro Station is the nearest metro station from here. It is 1km away from Yogmaya Temple. You can reach here by auto from the metro.
Best time to visit Yogmaya temple
You can visit Yogmaya temple anytime in the whole year, here devotees keep coming throughout the year. But it would be better to visit here on some special occasion, like the festival of Phool Walon Ki Sair is celebrated here between September and October. At this time, there is a fair-like view here. This festival is also called the floral festival.
Apart from this, the festival of Maha Shiv Ratri and Nav Ratra is also celebrated here with great enthusiasm.
Yogmaya Temple opening and closing time
The temple opens from 5:30 in the morning to 8:30 at night.
Address and google map Yogmaya temple
Address: Yogmaya, Kali Mata Mandir Rd, Mehrauli, Delhi 110030.
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