Visiting The Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
One of the most magical, mystical experiences one can have is by visiting the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi. Thousands flock to visit the marble shrine of Muslim Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya every week. People come from far off places to visit the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, one of the most revered places for Muslims in India. Book cheap flights from New York to New Delhi and come visit this serene place which is one of the most popular places to visit in the city.
TALKING TO THE DARGAH INCHARGE!
Management of the Dargah Shariff is done entirely by the descendants of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. They look after anything and everything related to the Dargah.
THE ‘NOT TO BE MISSED’ NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE DARGAH!
The surrounding area of the Dargah is named after the Saint and split into two parts along Mathura road – Nizamuddin West and Nizamuddin East. The Dargah is placed in Nizamuddin West along with a vibrant market dominated by Muslim vendors. Nizamuddin East is home to the Nizamuddin Railway Station.
In the vicinity of the Dargah, you will find several Mughal tombs when you visit on cheap flights from JFK to New Delhi (New York to Delhi). This is because, as time went by, more and more emperors and other nobles wished to be buried near the Saint. Famous tombs in the compound include those of renowned Urdu poet Amir Khusru and of Jahanara, the daughter of Shah Jahan. There are plenty more tombs scattered in the surrounding alleyways as well as a baoli (stepwell).
QAWALI NIGHTS AT THE DARGAH MUST BE ATTENDED FOR SURE!
Qawali sessions are held at the Dargah every Thursday after the Maghrib prayers, which is at sunset time. Sometimes it is held on Saturdays as well but can be canceled. But the sessions on Thursdays are never canceled as they are a precursor to Jumme ki Raat (Friday eve). The sessions are absolutely amazing, to say the least, and a must-attend when visiting on cheap flights from New York to New Delhi (JFK to Delhi).
FEATURED IN BOLLYWOOD!
The movie Delhi 6 featured a popular qawwali “Arziyaan” dedicated it to Saint Nizamuddin Auliya and was composed by A.R. Rahman. Another song by Rahman, “Kun Faya Kun” for the movie Rockstar was shot at the Dargah. It featured actor Ranbir Kapoor and the Nizami Brothers, the Dargah’s traditional qawwals. Other popular Bollywood movies which featured the Dargah include Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, as well as Ahista Ahista starring Soha Ali Khan and Abhay Deol.
Book cheap business class flights and come visit this enigmatic place. There are several tours such as the Hope Project for example which take you through the Dargah. You can take one of these for a detailed exploration of the mystical Dargah as you are told about its history and significance. The Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah remains as it was in the past, an irrefutable part of India and one of its most prized possessions.
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