Haji Ali Dargah

Dargah Road
Mumbai, MH

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The Haji Ali Dargah is a revered Islamic shrine located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Situated on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of the city, the dargah is dedicated to the memory of the Sufi saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

The history of the Haji Ali Dargah dates back to the 15th century when Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, a wealthy merchant and Sufi saint from Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan), visited India. Legend has it that before his death, he requested his followers to cast his body into the Arabian Sea and to bury him at the place where the waves would deposit his body. Miraculously, his coffin is said to have floated back to the shores of Mumbai and settled on a rocky islet, where the dargah was subsequently built in his honor.

The dargah complex houses the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, which is covered by a beautiful white marble structure adorned with intricate carvings and embellishments. The dargah's architecture is a blend of Indo-Islamic and Mughal styles, characterized by its majestic domes, minarets, and arched entrances.

One of the distinctive features of the Haji Ali Dargah is its unique location, accessible via a narrow causeway that stretches across the Arabian Sea from the mainland. The causeway becomes submerged during high tide, creating a mesmerizing sight as pilgrims and visitors walk towards the dargah amid the splashing waves.

The Haji Ali Dargah is not only a place of worship for Muslims but also a symbol of communal harmony and spiritual inclusivity. It attracts devotees and visitors from all walks of life, irrespective of their faith, who come to pay their respects, offer prayers, seek blessings, and experience the peaceful ambiance and spiritual energy of this sacred site.

The dargah is particularly crowded during the annual Urs festival, commemorating the death anniversary of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, which is celebrated with fervor and devotion by thousands of pilgrims and devotees from across the country. The Haji Ali Dargah stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Sufism and the universal message of love, peace, and unity espoused by the revered saint.

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