One of the most popular religious places in Mumbai, Haji Ali dargah was erected in the early nineteenth century and inside it lies the sepulchre of saint Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Open to all religions, this place is full of visitors throughout the day.
As I reached the dargah and started clicked photographs, I found that the place had a divine ambience. Serene it was, resonant with the songs enchanting the name of saint Haji Ali. The tomb has a wall ornamented with beautiful mirror work of different colours and 99 names of “Allah” inscribed in the Arabic language. As they say, this dargah possesses a magical power because even the ocean is powerless to submerge it.
Situated on the Mumbai shoreline, this place holds a special place in Mumbaikars’ hearts for its universal message of communal harmony, peace and brotherhood and sufism.