Hi friends! Excited to share with you that we are gradually putting together a new vlog (video blog) on wordpress. We’ll be posting videos about various places of interest in Delhi, India like Heritage sites, Protected monuments, Historical sites, Archaeological sites, Architecture, etc. and even interesting foody places sometimes 🙂
Here’s the link to this new blog: http://delhiheritagevlogs.wordpress.com/
Please also join us at this new webspace to get a virtual heritage tour of the city of Delhi 🙂 Thanks and blessings for all!
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
In this episode, we visit the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Nooruddin – a Sufi saint of the Qadri Order (Qadri Silisila).
The video essentially includes the following aspects associated to this place:
- Sheikh Nooruddin’s burial place at Bagh e Bedil, Delhi, India
- The Qadri Silisila – a Sufi Order
- Interaction between Sheikh Nooruddin and Matke Shah, another Sufi saint, and the story behind the title Maalak Yar e Parran
Ever been around the vicinity of Old Fort area ? There are so many small n big heritage sites out there.. some ruins.. some religious places.. old burial grounds hiding some artistic as well as spiritual gems within .. and so much more! Ever wondered why all these places are together situated in the vicinity of Purana Qila?
Join us in this journey as we discover the neighborhood of Old Fort and all the serene heritage treasured there 🙂
Here’s Episode #1.. more to come! Stay tuned 🙂