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Nizamuddin Dargah

Amir Khusro's tomb (left), Nizamuddin Dargah (right) and Jamaat Khana Masjid (background).

Nizamuddin Dargah (Urdu: نظام الدّین درگاہ ‎, Hindi: निज़ामुद्दीन दरगाह) is the dargah (mausoleum) of one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 - 1325 CE). Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs of poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan's tomb is just around the corner.[1]

Contents

  • The neighborhood 1
  • In popular culture 2
  • Dargah Incharge 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

The neighborhood

Market in Nizamuddin area
Sabz Burj (aka Blue Gumbad) on the Mathura road traffic circle near Nizamuddin Dargah, Delhi
Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi, with Humayun's tomb visible in the background on the right.

The neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is divided into two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West where the Dargah complex and a lively market dominated by Muslim vendors is located, and Nizamuddin East, an upper-Nizamuddin Railway Station.

The other important monuments in the Nizamuddin heritage area include Humayun's Tomb, Chausath Khamba, Mirza Ghalib's tomb, Barakhamba, Sabz Burj (Blue Gumbad) at the Nizamuddin Circle and Lal Mahal.

In popular culture

Arziyan, a qawwali in the film Delhi 6 (2009) composed by A. R. Rahman is dedicated to Nizamuddin Auliya. Kun Faya Kun a song in the movie Rockstar (2011) composed by A. R. Rahman, is also shot at the dargah, featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Nizami Brothers, the traditional qawwals of the dargah.[2] The dargah has also been featured in movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan featuring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, and in Aawan Akhiyan Jawan Akhiyan a qawwali in the film Ahista Ahista (2006) featuring Soha Ali Khan and Abhay Deol.

Dargah Incharge

Currently dargah incharge is Syed Afsar Ali Nizami[3] [4][5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, history and structures
  2. ^ "Ali Zafar visits Nizamuddin Dargah". The Times of India. Feb 24, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/musicindia/rockstar-music-launch-at-nizamuddin-dargah_96390.html
  4. ^ http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:LowLevelEntityToPrint_TOINEW&Type=text/html&Locale=english-skin-custom&Path=TOICH/2012/08/30&ID=Pc02609
  5. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/events/delhi/799th-birthday-celebrations-of-Hazrat-Nimazuddin-Auliya-held-recently-at-the-Hazrat-Nizamuddin-Dargah-in-Delhi/articleshow/28510106.cms
  6. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Ali-Zafar-visits-Nizamuddin-Dargah/articleshow/12004488.cms
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External links

  • A short guide to the dargah Nizamuddin area at Delhi
  • Maps of the Dargah Nizamuddin area in New Delhi
  • Photos of the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)



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