The Dargah of the great Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, situated in the west of Delhi, is just like a heart in a body. Just as the heart stops working, a person does not live, it is said that if there is no Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi, then not Delhi.
This dargah belongs to the saint who has taught the world about humanity, brotherhood and love. Hazrat Nizamuddin was the fourth saint of the Chishti household. This Sufi saint exemplified disinterest and tolerance, it is said that in 1303 the Mughal army stopped the war at his behest, thus becoming popular among people of all religions.
Hazrat Saheb gave up his life at the age of 92 and the construction of his mausoleum started in the same year, but it was renewed till 1562
The dargah has a small square room made of marble, with black streaks on its marble dome. The tomb is surrounded by mother-of-pearl canopy and arches, which are covered with shimmering sheets. It is a fine example of Islamic architecture.
Inside the dargah are the mausoleums of the poet Amir Khusro and the Mughal princess Jahan Ara Begum. The people who come here in the nets made in the Dargah tie the thread of the vow to fulfill all their vows.
Mainly on Thursday, it is very crowded on Muslim holidays and festival days. On these occasions, many qawwals drench the devotees with their singing in Bhaktiras. If you want to visit the dargah, then the time between 5 pm and 7 pm is the best. There is also an arrangement of langar in the courtyard of the dargah, it is organized for two times. This tradition is from the time of Hazrat Saheb. He believed that feeding people is a good thing.Basic Information About Nizamuddin Dargah
|Location||Boali Gate Rd, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi|
|Nearest Metro Station||Pragati Maidan Metro Station|
|Year of Establishment||1325|
|Timing||5:00 AM - 10:30 PM|
As it is a religious place, one is expected to wear full body covering clothes. Traditional Indian wear like Salwar Kameez and Sherwani is most accepted. However one can also wear T – Shirts and trousers as far they cover your body.
Small lanes filled with small eatery shops can lead to the Dargah. One can buy a Chadar from any of these shops which range from INR 300 to INR 5000! One can buy these as per their pockets. On entering the dargah, one can find people lined up to the small stone door which leads to the main Dargah. There is lot of pushing to go inside!
Best time to Visit In Nizamuddin Dargah
The journey time of Nizamuddin Dargah is from 5:00 am to 10:30 pm. The time of Nizamuddin Dargah Qawwali is from 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm and 9:00 pm to 10.30 pm on Thursday. There is no entry fee to visit the Dargah.
How to Reach In Nizamuddin Dargah
You can easily get buses from the bus stand on regular basis. Pragati Maiden & Indraprastha are the nearest metro station. Apart from these you can also hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach Nizamuddin Dargah.