Do you recognize this temple- widely believed to be one of the five surviving temples from the Mahabharata period in Delhi?
This is the temple of Yog Maya in Mehrauli, close to Qutb complex and Adham Khan’s tomb. The current structure is a 19th century one, but a devi temple is believed to have been here since centuries, first built by the Pandavas of Mahabharata! In fact, some accounts mention that Delhi / Mehrauli used to be called Yoginipura after this ancient temple.
Today it’s still a live temple visited by hundreds of pilgrims, and is an important part of the “Phool walon ki sair” celebrations in Mehrauli during the rainy season.
The drawing is from a 200 year old collection of paintings of Delhi monuments commissioned by then British Resident Thomas Metcalfe.