Sheikh Salim Chisti’s Dargah, Fatehpur Sikri



Sheikh Salim Chisti's Dargah

Khwaja Salim Chisti (1478-1571) was a Sufi saint and a revered successor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (Ajmer Sharif). A popular legend states that Emperor Akbar visited the mystic to pray for a successor and was later blessed with three sons. He named his first son Salim (Jahangir). On Saint’s demise, the Emperor built the city Fatehpur Sikri around the Dargah, as a mark of his devotion. Although the tomb was originally built with red sandstone, it was later converted into a beautiful marble mausoleum in Mughal architecture. Every year, lots of devotees visit the shrine to pray for a child and tie a thread on the Jalli (carved windows). When their wish is fulfilled, they come back to express their gratitude to the Saint.




Taj-ul-Masajid literally means “The Crown of Mosques”, which is truly reflected in the majestic architecture of the mosque. Being one of the largest mosques in Asia, it can hold almost 100,000 worshipers at a time. Construction of this magnificent mosque was initiated by Sultan Shah Jehan Begum(1868-1901) but was completely built only after 1971 with the great efforts of Allama Mohammad Imran Khan Nadwi Azhari of Bhopal. A must-see place for history buffs and spiritual tourists.



Shrine Of Jalaluddin Rumi

Konya was the final home of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (1207 – 17 December 1273),who was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar and a Sufi mystic. His shrine has become a pilgrimage site over the years. On December 17th, a religious celebration is held for which thousands of pilgrims throng the mausoleum. Adjacent to Rumi’s tomb is that of his father, Baha al-Din Valed, whose sarcophagus stands upright, for legends tell that when Rumi was buried, his father’s tomb “rose and bowed in reverence.” On his sarcophagus, several of his poems are inscribed as well as verses from the Quran.

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