The country's capital Delhi is called the image of India where people of every religion, region, and dialect will be found. Just as there are people of every religion here, similarly there are historical buildings of every religion. Delhi is known for its rich history and heritage in which many old and beautiful dargahs have also made their place. These dargahs are famous for one reason or the other, some of which we will tell you about today. Yes, today we are going to tell you about some such dargahs of Delhi which work to increase the attraction of Delhi and you can spend time peacefully here. Let's know about these dargahs...
Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya
The Dargah of the popular Sufi saint Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya is near Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. It is located west of Nizamuddin in Delhi and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every week. The shrine of Nizamuddin Auliya was built after his death in 1325. The existing dargah has been greatly renovated at this time. Not only Muslims, but people of Hindu, Christian, and other religions also visit this dargah. The descendants of Nizamuddin Auliya take full care of the dargah. If you visit the dargah in the evening, you will find devotees singing qawwalis in the marble-studded mandap. These qawwalis are sung in honor of the great Sufi saints Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusrau. Women devotees are not allowed inside the Nizamuddin Dargah premises. But women can see his grave through a marble net.
Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki's Dargah
Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki was another popular saint of the Sufi Chishti order in Delhi. He was one of the first spiritual successors of Moinuddin Chishti. He was honored by the Delhi Sultan as well as by the Lodi dynasty. His dargah in Mehrauli is quite beautiful to look at as well as having a spiritual aura. Its western wall is covered with many colored tiles. It is said about this wall that was built by Aurangzeb. People of all religions prostrate at this historic Qutub Sahib dargah. There are many interesting stories about this historical monument which comes under the Archaeological Survey of India. The place comes alive with the qawwali that is held here every Thursday and Friday. During this, a lot of crowd of people can also be seen.
Khwaja Naseeruddin Chirag-e-Delhi
The Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Naseeruddin Roshan Chirag Dehlavi is near Chirag Delhi's BRT corridor. To reach here you have to pass through the narrow streets of the village. Khwaja Nasiruddin Chirag-i-Delhi was a famous Sufi saint of the 14th century. He was the fifth spiritual successor of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. After his death, the Sufi Chishti order in Delhi was disbanded. It is said that Naseeruddin Mahmud then performed a miracle by lighting the lamp with water instead of oil. His tomb at Chirag Delhi was built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. His tomb has been renovated several times and today it consists of a square chamber with 12 pillars. Even today this attractive mausoleum is worth visiting.
Hazrat Inayat Khan Dargah
A lesser-known monument, the Dargah of Hazrat Inayat Khan is private property and maintained with the help of a private trust with its own rules and regulations. The roads around the dargah are steep and congested, but due to its proximity to Nizamuddin, the dargah is well maintained. The architecture of the dargah is quite beautiful covered with high stone walls. The Hindustani Sangeet Academy, the Delhi Gharana of Hindustani classical music has a presence on the campus. Qawwali is organized every Friday evening in the dargah. This Dargah is famous for Qawwali.
Dargah of Hazrat Shah Kalim-ullah Jahanabadi
Hazrat Shah Kalim-ullah Jahanabadi was the grandson of Ustad Ahmad Lahori, the architect of the Taj Mahal. He was a revered Sufi saint and enjoyed the patronage of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He is named 'Jahanabadi' because he lived in the newly built Mughal capital, Shahjahanabad or Jehanabad. His mausoleum is in Meena Bazaar of Old Delhi, between the Jama Masjid and the Red Fort. It is a simple pilgrimage center where a Urs is organized every year to commemorate his death anniversary.
Hazrat Matka Shah Baba Dargah
The Dargah of Hazrat Matka Shah Baba is situated near Purana Quila. It is said that he came from Iran around 750 years ago and attracted a large number of followers with his miraculous healing powers. People of all religions come to his dargah to fulfill their wishes. People coming here offer roasted gram, milk, and jaggery to the Pir in an earthen pot, so you will find a lot of utensils here. It is a popular dargah, where a crowd of thousands of people can be seen.
Bibi Fatima's dargah
The Dargah of Bibi Fatima is dedicated to the female Sufi saint. Most of the major dargahs in the city, including that of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, bar women from entering the sanctum sanctorum. Women can enter the premises but are not allowed to enter the main chamber where the revered saint was buried. The Dargah of Bibi Fatima is in a residential area near Kaka Nagar. This serene, pristine place remains open to all. It is not forbidden for any man or woman to come here. Very few people know about Bibi Fatima Sam. There is hardly any information about where she came to Sufism and for what reasons. The dargah remains open all the time in day and night.
Dargah of Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani
Located on the east side of Turkman Gate, the Dargah of Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers in Delhi. Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani belonged to the Bayabani sect. He preferred to live in solitude and the place where his dargah is situated was once a dense forest. You can also go here for spiritual peace...