Yogmaya Temple is a Hindu temple shakti Peetha dedicated to Goddess Yogmaya, the sister of Lord Krishna. It is One of the oldest and the ancient temple in Delhi. The Yogmaya temple is located in New Delhi near the Qutub Complex, this shrine is believed to be amongst one of the five surviving temples from the Mahabharata period in the city. It is one of the five surviving temples from the Mahabharata period in Delhi. Yogmaya is considered, an aspect of Maya, the illusionary power of God. The temple pays homage to Yogmaya, an incarnation of Goddess Durga and sister of Lord Krishna. The temple is also the venue of a large congregation of devotees during the Navratri celebrations.
In 12th-century Jain scriptures, Mehrauli place is also called a Yoginipura temple in Delhi. The Yogmaya temple is believed to be built by the Pandavas, at the end of Mahabharata war. Mehrauli is one of the seven ancient cities now the present state of Delhi. The Yogmaya temple was first renovated during the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar II in 1806–37 by Lala Sethmal. The Yogmaya temple lies 260 yards from the Iron Pillar in the Qutb complex, and within the Lal Kot walls, the first fortress citadel of Delhi, constructed by the Tomar/Tanwar Rajput King Anangpal I around AD 731. Multiple rulers have changed the temple over time. Today the Yogmaya temple Delhi stands near the Qutab Minar Complex.
The Temple rebuilt in 1827 is simple with an entrance hall and a sanctum sanctorum that houses the main Idol of Yogmaya. Yogmaya temple made of black stone placed in a marble well of 2 ft (0.6 m) width and 1 ft (0.3 m) depth. Apart from this tower, a dome is the other feature seen in the Yogmaya temple. The idol of Yogmaya temple is covered in sequins and cloth. The images of the Goddess Yogmaya is in black marble.
How to reach Yogmaya Temple
BY Road: The temple is situated in Mehrauli, New Delhi, close to the Qutb complex. Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Yogmaya Temple is Delhi railway station which is 10 Km away from Yogmaya Temple.
By Air: The Temple can be reached through nearest from Indira Gandhi International Airport which is well connected with regular domestic flights.