Old Delhi Spiritual Immersion: Mandir se Masjid Tak
Old Delhi Spiritual Immersion: Mandir se Masjid Tak
Culture
Delhi
with Gaurav Sharma

Synopsis

This immersion entails the 7th city of Delhi, Shajahanabad - when was it laid out, what were the principal religious structures and why these structures were named after women.

We begin at the Digambar Lal Jain Mandir as we understand why it was originally called the “Urdu Mandir”. Further, we unravel the story behind the construction of the Gauri Shankar Mandir while exploring the lofty buildings which are responsible for the disappearance of clean drinking water and green trees from Chandni Chowk. Next we find a church where Sunday prayers are conducted in the Urdu language! Further down we visit the office of Jawahar lal Nehru’s grandfather which was converted into a mess. We get into the fascinating history of the famous Ghantewala sweet shop and Delhi’s first gramophone, camera, optical and car repair shops. We further explore the brutal story that was unleashed from a mosque which was built with a stolen dome. The walk subsequently concludes at the Jama Masjid where we will go through its history and architectural features.

Bonus As you walk along, you get to taste lip smacking delicacies of Old Delhi like Jalebi, Dahi Bhalle, Matar ka Samosa, Paranthe, kachori, Khurchan Kalme Bade.

Target Audience History, Culture and Story enthusiasts!
Meeting/Start Point Digambar Lal Jain Mandir

Note: Please contact GointheCity on the indicated numbers for any information or assistance

Gaurav Sharma's Profile
Gaurav was born in 1987 and has been a lifelong Dilliwala. He grew up amidst the multilayered culture of Delhi. He has a degree in History (honours) from Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi and subsequently he enhanced his passion for history by completing the 'INDIA: ART & CULTURE' certificate from the National Museum Institute. His experience of working in art galleries gave him a fair idea of what art connoisseurs look for. He was a history consultant with the TIMES Newspaper in Education and had a short stint at Khalsa college, St. Stephens Colleges and the Department of History at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi. His long experience of researching on historical personalities has lent him enough credentials to narrate historical events in a well researched/factual and storytelling manner.

2 Hours
Daily

Contact to Book


  
+91 95828 91707
+91 98186 88010

More Walks, Activities & Workshops in Delhi