“Awesome Experience of Qauwwali”
Nizamuddin Dargah is the dargah (mausoleum) of one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya (1238-1325). Dargah is situated in the Nizamuddin west area of Delhi. Hazrat Nizamuddin was a famous saint of the Sufi Chishti Order which has a large following in the Indian subcontinent. He was a spiritual successor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer. His full name was Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya and was honoured with titles like Sultan-ul-Mashaikh, Mehboob-e-Ilahi. Considered fifth amongst the big five of the Chisti order in India, the Auliya was born in 1238 and breathed his last on April 3, 1325.
Many of Delhi’s sultans including Muhammad Tughlaq and Ala-ud-din Khilji were devotees of the Sufi saint. It is among the popular attractions of Delhi and the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims, 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.
The other important monuments in the Nizamuddin heritage area includes the Jama’at- Khana Masjid, Chini Ka Burj, Mirza Ghalib’s Tomb, Kalan-Masjid, Khan-I-Jahan Tilangani’s Tomb, Ataga Khan’s Tomb, Chaunsath Khamba, Lal-Mahal, Khan-I-Khanan’s Tomb and Barapula.
Jama’at- Khana: Jama’at- Khana Masjid was built in 1325 by Khizr Khan, son of Ala-ud-Din Khalji.
Chini Ka Burj: ‘Chini-ka-Burj’ means ‘tower of tiles’, it was built during the era of the Lodis.
Tomb of Jahan Ara: Jahan Ara’s tomb is simple structure without any roof and covered by earth in accordance with the princess’ wish.
Amir Khusro’s Tomb: Amir Khusro was one of the chief disciples of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Khusro’s tomb is located next to that of the saint.
Dargah can be visited any day, but on every Thursday, special Qawwali programs are organized and it is adorned with eye-catching and soothing lights. Many Islamic festivals are celebrated here including Urs and the death anniversary of the Sufi saint, Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro.
Open: All Days 5:00 am to 10:00 pm (Best time to visit 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)
Entry Fee: Free