We all have a bucket list and experiencing Eid at Jama Masjid was a part of mine. Though I have lived in Delhi all my life and have been to Jama Masjid multiple times, I just never managed to go there on Eid. This year however, I kept my commitment and headed to the Walled City with a friend of mine. Both of us were extremely excited (especially for the food) and couldn’t wait to try out all that the streets had to offer. We knew that we may not have time to go to Matia Mahal and hence our plan consisted of visiting the Mosque itself and devouring the Biryani, Haleem, Kebabs and ofcourse sevaiyaan. We visited this Masjid during the afternoon and though it was crowded and oozing of vibrance, there was still an overarching sense of serenity. One could see a sea of people wading their way through the streets leading to the Masjid. Others, just enjoyed the festivities outside while they shopped and ate to their hearts content.
So here’s my Eidi; the very experience itself. It was truly a synesthesic moment, as we sat one of the balcony’s of the Mosque and saw time sweep by.
I really hope you liked the photographs. They’re more than simply photographs for me and are instead memories etched out on paper. Though these photographs may not do justice to the experience and I really recommend you too visit the Masjid during this time, if you havn’t already. I would love to do a part two of this post where I share with you some of my favorite places to eat around this part of the city. So stay tuned