Pic-A-Day Project: Music of the Soul

Qawwali at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
Qawwali at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah
Thursday evening will bring many followers to the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin, the 14th century Sufi saint of the Chishtiya order who’s still revered by thousands of people in Delhi and around. And at his shrine you can still see a rendition of Qawwali on many a spiritual Thursday.
The credit for creating the Qawwali actually goes to famous poet Amir Khusro who also lies buried in the same complex. It was this devotee of Nizamuddin who fused the Persian and Indian forms of music to create something entirely new and beautiful.
If you haven’t heard it yet, you are missing a part of the rich cultural experience of Delhi!
For more info on this Pic-A-Day project, look here.
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