Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Fascinating Haji Ali Dargah

The sacred mosque of Haji Ali Dargah bears historical significance to Mumbai. Though there is no dearth of places to visit in Mumbai and attractions of Bangalore but a spiritual blessing from Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari whose tomb recites in the hundreds of year old Dargah is enough to make your trip worth the time and money. On special occasions such as the death anniversary of the saint or Eid-ul-Fir, special events or programs are organized at the Haji Ali Dargah.

The sacred Dargah is made of 'Makrana' marble architecture in Mughal and Indo-Aslamic designs and houses a mosque apart from the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The first sight of the Dargah showcases a marble courtyard with the central shrine and the main mosque decorated with red and green sheets. Architect lovers and worshippers’ book tour packages to witness the architectural beauty of the Dargah.

After seeking the blessings of the saint, the devotees check out the local stalls housed outside the Dargah gorging into the delicacies such as chaat, Mughalai biryani, kebabs, ice-cream and Hyderabadi and American fast food and relax in the Mahim Bay beach nearby. For shopaholics Crawford Market and Fashion Street are the best places to shop.

The spellbinding beauty of this sacred Dargah attracts tourists from all around the world and worshippers to seek the blessings for wealth, happiness and a better future. The next time you plan on going on a pilgrimage tour book tour packages to Mumbai and visit the sacred walls of Haji Ali Dargah.


  1. I have been to this place several times... nice place and your photographs are superb.

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