Sufi Shrines Tour of India
India has been home to all major and minor religions of the world. Islam, being of the prominent religion of world has also flourished in India hence Sufi shrine tour of India is a major attraction nowadays. There are number of unique Islamic architecture in India which has attracted pilgrims and other travellers from all over the world. Not only Islam, but followers of other religion are welcome to visit and appreciate the famous shrines in India. Bing the leading travel agency based in India B2B Hospitality provides Sufi Shrine tour of India to our inbound and local travellers. By writing this blog we will help our viewer to get an idea about famous shrine in India. Some of the major shrines in India are-
Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar
The shrine has not much talked about places when it comes to Islamic religious places in India. Although, it by far the most important shrine to visit in India. Reason – It contains the relic, the Moi-e-Muqqadas, a hair of Prophet Muhammad. The relic was bought to India by Syed Abdullah, a descendant of Prophet Muhammad, from Medina and settled in Hyderabad. During the Mughal conquest, it was transferred to Kashmiri businessman Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Eshai. The decedents of his family are still taking care of the relic. Built with white marble along with the cost of Dal Lake offers memorable moments for travellers to appreciate the beauty of shrine and surrounding valley.
Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer
The shrine ofGharib Nawaz Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is the oldest dargah in South Asia. The holy place remains full with devotees from all religion throughout the year. It is said that your prayers will never go unanswered from here, probably the reason for it being one of the most popular shrine. Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is known as Gharib Nawaz due to his kindness and charity for poor.Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was a direct decedent of Prophet Muhammad. He attracted large number of followers which Kings to common man. He is well known and appreciated for practicing Sufi Sulh-e-Kulh, which encourage Hindu – Muslim unity.
Nizamuddin Dargah, Delhi
If you are fond of devotional music session in the form of qawwali, The Nizamuddin shrine is must place to visit.Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya was a sufi saint of the chisti order. He was appreciated and followed by devotees from all religion. His vision was highly evolved sense of religious pluralism and kindness. Besides the holiness of place, the compound of shrine is also a resting place of Jahanara, daughter of Shah Jahan. A tomb of Amir Kusro, a famous poet of his times, successor and devotee of Hazrat Nizamuddin is also lies adjoining the holy place.
Salim Chishti Dargah, Fatehpur Sikri
At the outskirts of Agra, a saint Salim Chishti of Chisti order was practicing Sufism when the Mughal Emperor came on foot to him to seek his blessings to have a child. The first son was named Salim by Akbar and later become the next Mughal emperor Jahangir. Akbar built the compound of Fatehpur Sikri and tomb for Salim Chishti. Both of these marvellous architecture were first built with red sandstone, later as a devotee of Saint Salim, Jahangir renovated the tomb with pure white marbles. It is believed that by offering prayers at this mazar whatever one wishes will be fulfilled. There is also a ritual of tying a thread at the marble windows of this Dargah in order to have one's wishes fulfilled.
Khwaza Bande Nawaz, Gulbarga
Hazrat Khwaza Bande Nawaz was a famous sufi saint of Chishti order. His works and teachings advocates the understanding, tolerance and harmony among various religious groups. Bande Nawaz has authored 195 books. He was the first one to use vernacular language Dakhni. Khwaza Bande Nawaz was born in Delhi and came to south India on the request of Bahamani Empire. He later settled in the Gulbaraga region. People from various walks of life, irrespective of caste and creed, assemble even today to celebrate the urs (death anniversary) which takes place on the 15, 16 and 17-day of Zul-Qa'dah of Muslim calender at the famous Bande Nawaz dargah in Gulbarga every year.
Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai
The shrine was constructed in 15th century in the memory of muslim merchant Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The merchant gave up all his possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. The dargah is known for its location and a perfect example of indo-islamic style of architecture. The saint before his death advised his followers not to bury him at a proper place but his shroud ('kafan') in the ocean such that it should be buried by the people where it is found. The advice was followed by followers and shroud came to rest in the middle of the sea where it rested on a small dune of rocks rising above the sea. The tomb was built in the years to come.
Apart from this well know Sufi Shrine tour of India there are many other famous shrines in India which are following –
Piran Kaliyar Sharif, Near Haridwar (Utrakhand)
Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat, Bareli (UP)
Hazrat Deewana Shah Dargah, Kapasan (Rajasthan)
Shah e Alam, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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