Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya is one of the most popular names associated with Sufism in India. Sufism is love which starts from a master and ends upon the world. Nizamuddin Auliya followed the same path like his predecessors and settled in Delhi. Today his tomb lies in the West Nizamuddin area, earlier known as Ghiyaspur, and is one of the most sacred and celebrated places in the country.
Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya who is counted among the world’s most renowned Sufi saints. It is one among the popular attractions in Delhi and is therefore visited by hundreds of people daily. The walk takes you through the narrow markets surrounding the dargah with beautiful lights and decorations around. Devotees tie up red threads to the lattice screens of the tomb with a belief that their wishes would be granted. Inside the tomb, the shrine is covered with scented dark green cloth and prayers are offered, rose petals and incense sticks are lit before the shrine. One of the best and most mesmerizing experiences is the Qawwaali which takes place every Thursday. Nizamuddin’s famous disciple and poet Amir Khusro’s tomb is also within the complex. The shrine compound also has tombs and graves of several other famous personalities too.
Meeting Point: Shiv Mandir Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti
Time of the Walk: 04:30 pm to 06:30 pm
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