Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi: The Mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya

Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi
The Mausoleum of Nizamuddin Aulia - Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi
Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi
The Mausoleum of Nizamuddin Aulia – Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi

Located in the Delhi, Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya who is counted among the world’s most renowned Sufi saints. It is among the popular attractions of Delhi and is therefore visited by hundreds of people daily.

The grand Hazrat Nizamuddin tomb has lattice screens called jalis, marble arches and courtyards. Devotees tie red threads to these screens with a belief that their wishes would be granted. Inside the tomb, the shrine is covered with scented dark green cloth. Devotees offer prayers, shower rose petals and light incense sticks before the shrines.

Within the Dargah complex, tombs of famous poet, Amir Khusrao and Jehan Ara Begum, a Mughal princess are also located. Also, you would find many other tombs of people who have a wish to be buried next to the Sufi Saint after their death, in the Dargah complex.

One can visit the Dargah any day, but every Thursday, special Qawwali programmes are organised at Nizamuddin Dargah and it is adorned with beautiful lights. Even Bollywood has dedicated and shot traditional qawwalis at the Dargah, latest one being the “kun faya kun” from the movie Rockstar. Islamic festivals including Urs and the death anniversary of the Sufi saint, Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusrao are celebrated here.

Address: Old Nizamuddin Bazaar, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi

Around Hazrat Nizamuddin Tomb: Nizamuddin Bazaar,Delhi Zoo, Humayun’s Tomb, Khan Market, Central Market

Nearest Metro Station: JLN metro station

Timings: Open all days (best time to visit: 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm)

Quick Tips:

  • You need to remove your shoes and cover your head before entering the Dargah.
  • Females are not allowed to enter the main shrine.
  • To attend the qawwali, reach the Dargah by 7:00 pm on Thursday as it gets crowded.
  • Relish some lazeez (delicious) kebabs in the market nearby.

To know more, you may refer to the following:

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