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 Purana Qila, New Delhi: Ministry of Culture and ASI hosts ‘Yoga Mahotsa


The Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have jointly organised a two-day event, Yoga Mahotsa, on the premises of Purana Qila in New Delhi. The event will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Tourism and Culture, Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore.


The event is open to everyone and will feature lectures on different aspects of yoga history and practice as well as demonstrations by experts in the field. There will also be a marketplace where visitors can buy yoga products and accessories.


Purana Qila, New Delhi: Ministry of Culture and ASI hosts ‘Yoga Mahotsa


The Ministry of Culture and ASI inaugurated the ‘Yoga Mahotsa’ exhibition on Saturday at the Purana Qila complex in New Delhi. The show celebrates the ancient art of yoga with a series of sculptures and paintings from various parts of India. The exhibition is open until September 30th.


Background of Purana Qila


Purana Qila is a vast complex of ruins and monuments in New Delhi, India. It is located in the Qutab Minar area on the southern bank of the Yamuna River. The complex was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984 as part of the Old Delhi/Qutab Minar Area.


The name Purana Qila means "the place of legends". It includes the ruins of several palaces and mosques built by various Muslim rulers, as well as temples from the Gupta period onwards. The most important monument within the complex is the Qutb Minar, which is a 144-foot-tall tower built in 1193-1206.


Features of the Site


The Purana Qila, also known as the Red Fort, is one of the most famous monuments in India and it is located in New Delhi. The Ministry of Culture and ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) teamed up to organize a Yoga Mahotsa event at the fort. The purpose of the event was to promote yoga and meditation among people.


Highlights of the Workshops and Performances


The Purana Qila, New Delhi is home to a number of museums and heritage sites, including the Ministry of Culture and ASI. The ministry has organized a series of workshops and performances in conjunction with Yoga Mahotsa, an exhibition on the history of yoga. The exhibitions runs from 27 July to 3 September 2017. Highlights include a talk on the origins of yoga by Kripalu teacher Shilpa Shetty, a demonstration of Ashtanga yoga by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre’s Patti Vaswani, and a performance by the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Dance Festival.

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