Exploring “Sanjay Van – Qila Lal Kot” – Episode #4

In this episode we learn about the Delhi of pre-Qutub times and the rise and downfalls of this capital city. We climb atop the ruins of massive walls of Lal Kot ..its a lovely view up there! From one of the highest points in this ridge, we then spot no less than 7 heritage monuments scattered in the Mehrauli area – Quli Khan‘s tomb, Alai Minar, Imam Zamin‘s tomb, Qutub Minar, Yogmaya temple, Gurudwara Banda Bahadur and Maham Anga/Adham Khan‘s tomb ..and some chitchat about these places of interest Awesome fun it was. Hope you’ll like the video 🙂  More Heritage – Music – Travel – Food videos at our Youtube channel >> http://www.youtube.com/adityapathakutube

 

The Haunted “Maan Singh ka Kuaan” and more : Exploring Sanjay Van Episode 3

The HAUNTED well – “Maan Singh ka Kuaan“.. . MUSHROOMS as big as a Pizza Base.. TREES and more awesomness..in this new episode of Heritage and Nature Walk at SANJAY VAN 🙂

Exploring Sanjay Van : Qila Lal Kot – Episode 2 (South-Central Ridge – Delhi)

RUINS from the days of Prithviraj Chauhan – QILA LAL KOT.. an enigmatic HAMAAM amidst a lush green city-forest .. and more awesomeness from these hidden Haunted greens of Delhi in this episode!

Exploring Sanjay Van – Episode 1 (South-Central Ridge – Delhi)

One of the key ridge areas in Delhi, Sanjay Van (a City Forest) houses a plethora of Flora and Fauna within. There are hamaams, ponds, lakes, blue bulls, butterflies, peacocks and whole lot of forms in which LIFE manifests in this green lung of Delhi! And all of this is safely secured within the walls of the historical QILA LAL KOT – a fort that has seen Delhi in all its known and unknown forms right from the pre-Sultanate days! From the top of the fort walls we also get a beautiful view of several heritage structures adorning the adjoining historical village of Mehrauli. Here’s Episode 1 of this new series where we get introduced to SANJAY VAN 🙂  Happy Exploring!

Bhairon Mandir – Neighborhood of Old Fort

Hi Friends! 🙂 Here’s the last episode in the series about the neighborhood of Old Fort. In this one, we visit the Bhairon Mandir which is situated adjacent to the Old Fort. The main deity of the temple is Kaal Bhairav – the fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation.

The temple is said to be established by the Pandava brothers during the building of their capital Indraprastha.

The video has references to the following aspects related to the place:

The depiction of the main deity inside the temple and the also, the modern sculptures of Hanuman and Bhima (one of the Pandavas)
The inclusion of Bhairav among the deities of the Buddhist pantheon
The reason behind liquor being the main offering at the temple

Check out the video for more! 🙂

The story of Matka Pir – Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Tusi Haideri Qalandari

Here’s the next episode where we visit the Dargah of Sheikh Abu Bakr Tusi – a Sufi saint of the Qalandari order (Qalandari Silsila) from the 13th century. The video primarily tells about the following stories and other aspects associated with this place:

  • Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Tusi Haideri Qalandari – also known as Matka Peer
  • The story behind how the saint once miraculously cured an ailing person
  • The story of how Sultan Balban tested the powers of the saint
  • The reasons behind the offerings of gram, jaggery and earthen pots to the saint
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s association with the place
  • Khwaja Hasan Nizami’s and Lady Hardinge’s role in preventing the demolition of the shrine

Hope you like it! 🙂

The shrine of Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil Dehlawi (Bagh-e-Bedil) : Neighborhood of Old Fort – Episode 5

In this episode, we visit the place that is believed to be the burial place of Abdul Qadir Bedil – a celebrated poet of the 17th century.
Here, we get to know about the following aspects in connection with the site:

  • Bedil – one of the most well known and revered poets of Persian language
  • The poetry societies, run by Afghan taxi drivers of Washington DC, dedicated to Bedil’s poetry
  • Ghalib’s high opinion of Bedil’s poetry
  • The story around Aurangzeb’s order and Bedil’s remark
  • The argument about Bedil’s actual burial place

Hope you enjoy! 🙂