Holding high recognition as a ''Siddha Peeth'', Yogmaya Temple belongs to the age of the Mahabharata and holds high religious significance for the devotees of the 'Devi'. Also referred to as the Jogmaya temple, this Hindu temple is presided by Goddess Yogmaya –a sibling of Lord Krishna.
According to popular legends, Bhagwati Yogmaya (as per the instructions of Krishna), was born as a baby girl to Devki and was taken back to prison by Vasudeva—after leaving in the safe hands of Yashoda. After Kansa heard about her birth, he rushed to the jail and tried to kill the baby girl by throwing her on a stone. However, she slipped off from his hands and rose to the sky. Once there, she appeared in her divine form and announced the arrival and birth of Krishna to Kansa.
After this episode, Yogmaya struck at a small hillock near Delhi, where she left behind her pindi and then moved on to kill some demons in Vindhyachal. This ‘pindi’ is highly revered and worshipped as Yogmaya Temple. It’s important to note that there is no statue/idol of this deity. Every year, thousands of devotees and tourists throng this temple at the Phoolwalon-ki-sair Festival. Held in October-November, this event is marked by celebrations and festive fervor and is best known for its floral tribute to the goddess, in the form of a large fan.
|Timings||All days of the week 5:00 AM - 8:30 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|