Haji Ali Dargah, Sacred place in Mumbai


Mumbai is the beautiful city in India. It has numerous places to visit. Number of people lives in this dream city. There are numerous places to worship for the people of every religion. Haji Ali Dargah is the holy place which is located on an islet off the coast of worli which in the southern part of Mumbai. It is the most recognizable landmark of Mumbai in the heart of City.


It is the beautiful tomb of the Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. It is an outstanding example of Indo-Islamic architecture, which is mostly visited by the followers of  Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and people of all the religion. The Dargah was constructed in 1431 in the memory of Muslim Merchant Sayed peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. He gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca.


On Thursdays and Fridays, the shrine is visited by at least 40,000 pilgrims. Irrespective of faith and religion, people visit the dargah to get the blessings of the legendary saint. Sometimes, especially on Fridays, people may find various Sufi musicians performing a form of devotional music called Qawwli at the dargah.


The accessibility to the dargah is very much dependent on the tides. As, the causeway is not bound by railings, when the causeway gets submerged during the tides high tides it becomes inaccessible. Therefore, the dargah is accessible only during low tide. This walk on the causeway, with the sea on both sides, is one of the highlights of a trip to the shrine. During the high tide, the dargah seems completely isolated with no access. It looks more like a little island.


It is the place which has number of visitors through out the year from all over the world. Visiting the Mumbai is not completed without visiting this tremendous place due to which many of the tourists prefer hotels near Haji Ali Dargah , Mumbai. There are many more places than this which will shows you an eye catching views of the city. So if you are visiting this place then don’t miss an opportunity to visit this sacred place.


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