Puja day in Tughlaq ruins

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The last time I visited Tughlaqabad Fort, a small shrine was drawing a crowd for puja. Despite multiple trips to the fort, which is my absolute favorite hideaway in Delhi, I have yet to discern just who this shrine celebrates.

A small stream of worshippers continued even in the afternoon heat, as they carried food and items for puja. Festive times for a fort that is usually home to herdsmen and a handful of tourists who escape the beaten path.

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Pooja for peace in the valley


A day of prayer and worship, a procession of holy books marched through the Bhuriakop valley with burnt offerings, bows of respect and blessings. For peace and harmony in the valley.

We hiked with the books to the market, then a kilometer up hill to the area gompa for pooja.

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