The annual 'Phool Waalon Ki Sair' brings an excuse to visit the less frequented corners of Delhi's historic village
This festival with late-Mughal origins carries a flavour of the fast-fading Nehruvian legacy. Phool Waalon Ki Sair, or the procession of the flower bearers, is one of those annual rituals that many Delhiites have heard of but barely a few attend. The week-long carnival is essentially a celebration of the intimacy of Hindus and Muslims and is seen in certain quarters as a testament to the steadfastness of Indian-style secularism. Held annually in South Delhi’s Mehrauli, it entails offering of flowers at the Islamic shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki and the Hindu temple of Lord Krishna’s sister Jog Maya.
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