The mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya, Nizamuddin Dargah is among one of the most popular attractions of Delhi. It sees the footfall of more than hundreds of people daily. Nizamuddin Auliya was counted as one of the most renowned Sufi saints in the world. A very common practice of the place is to tie red threads on the screens and walls of the Dargah with the belief that everything they wish for will be fulfilled.
Inside the tomb, there is a shrine which is covered with aromatic dark green cloth and this is the place where the devotees offer their prayers.
Tombs of famous poet Amir Khusrao and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located near to this place. A visit to the dargah is one of the most spiritual experiences irrespective of your religious belief. The Sufi tradition has music as one of its pinnacle and believes it is one of the direct ways to reach the soul. Powerful soulful words enchant the listener. The qawwali, the song of devotion, are a regular feature at this Sufi shrine.
Tourists can visit the Dargah on any day of the year. However, if you are visiting on any Thursday, one can witness the soulful Qawwali programmes which are organised at the dargah. Islamic festivals including Urs and the death anniversary of the Sufi saint, Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusrao are also celebrated as special day. Anybody can visit the dargah however is just requested to carry a shawl or scarf to cover the head as it is considered as a respectful gesture.
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