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The ancient Yogmaya Temple lies within Lal-Kot, the first fortress citadel of Delhi. The temple was so famous at one time that Jain scriptures mention Delhi as Yoginipur. It is believed that Pandavas built this temple after winning the Kurukshetra war. Dedicated to Goddess Yogmaya, it was first renovated during the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar II (1806-37) by Lala Sethmal. The temple, built in the Tantric tradition, has a tank, named Anangtal. The temple is the venue of the annual Phoolwalon Ki Sair.
Updated on 7th June, 2005
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