Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah
This charity runs ninety-minute walks around the basti (slum) of Nizamuddin, providing some challenging insights into the lives of some...
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The alley in front of Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah becomes a hive of activity every evening as devotees leave the shrine in search of...
off Lodi Rd · interesting places nearby
Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah information
Hidden away in a tangle of bazaars selling rose petals, attars (perfumes) and offerings, the marble shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint, Nizam-ud-din Auliya, offers a window through the centuries. Brightly painted, full of music and crowded with devotees, this is how Delhi's historic tombs and shrines must have been in life. The ascetic Nizam-ud-din died in 1325 at the ripe old age of 92, and his mausoleum became a point of pilgrimage for Muslims from across the empire.
Other tombs in the compound include the graves of Jahanara (daughter of Shah Jahan), and the renowned Urdu poet, Amir Khusru. It’s one of Delhi’s most extraordinary pleasures to take a seat on the marble floor and listen to Sufis singing rousing qawwali (devotional hymns) at sunset. Scattered around the surrounding alleyways are more tombs and a huge baoli (step well). Entry is free, but visitors may be asked to make a donation.