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Blog Home In loving memory... About Delhi Amazing Delhi & Beyond Heritage Walks & Tours Monthly Walks Calendar Private & Customized Tours Short Trips What others say… About us Photo Gallery 1 Delhi A conservationist’s concern Contact us Walks Archives Vedanta, Nature & Spirituality Homestays E-brochure Blog Blog 9, May 12, 2020 Purana Qila & Indraprastha- Part 2 Inside the fort there is an eclectic mixture of buildings:  a baoli, the mosque, hammam. Some built by Sher Shah Suri and later completed by Emperor Humayun.Talaqi Darwaza – Forbidden GateWe enter from the Bara Darwaza (a large gate), one of the three gates to enter the citadel. This is the west side and the o

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JINNEALOGY AT FIROZ SHAH KOTLA  – PART 1

JINNEALOGY AT FIROZ SHAH KOTLA – PART 1

This blog returns to Firoz Shah Kotla, to seek explanations for the extraordinary events that happen there. We see crowds of people coming to ask for favours from the jinns who are believed to inhabit the ruins. Those found here are not mischievous beings but invisible Muslim saints. When you visit the medieval citadel on Thursday evening, you may be forgiven for thinking you’ve slipped back 700 years. In shadowy alcoves, lit by candles, you see devotees presenting offerings and prayers. Even more surprising to realise that jinn worship at Firoz Shah Kotla began only in the 1970s The romance, the enigma ....perhaps the djinns beckon? Wait until dark..... A fairly new phenomenon is the sight of traditional healers exorcising people who have become possessed by evil spirits. People who

JINNEALOGY AT FIROZ SHAH KOTLA – PART 2

This blog returns to Firoz Shah Kotla, to seek explanations for the extraordinary events that happen there. We see crowds of people coming to ask for favours from the jinns who are believed to inhabit the ruins. Those found here are not mischievous beings but invisible Muslim saints.When you visit the medieval citadel on Thursday evening, you may be forgiven for thinking you’ve slipped back 700 years. In shadowy alcoves, lit by candles, you see devotees presenting offerings and prayers. Even more surprising to realise that jinn worship at Firoz Shah Kotla began only in the 1970s. A fairly new phenomenon is the sight of traditional healers exorcising people who have become possessed by evil spirits. People who believe in the supernatural come to seek 'solutions' to