The Road to Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti | Ajmeri Gate, Delhi

Of course you’ve been to the New Delhi railway station and witnessed all the chaos there. Would you believe me if I told you that nearby lies a place far removed from the hustle and bustle of this busy city? Yes, friends, for all those who simply want to while away their time in case…

In the Name of Antiquity… | Turkman Gate and Dargah, Old Delhi

Amidst several little-known historical treasure troves that the beautiful city of Shahjahanabad has to offer, is the quiet shrine a 13th century Sufi saint, the Dargah of Hazrat Shah. The shrine is regarded as the oldest shrine in the whole of Old Delhi, and is centuries older than Shahjahanabad. Located to the east of Turkman…

Wonder where this is?

Do you know the name of this place in Delhi? Update: This is the Dargah of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki in Mehrauli, Delhi…the same Sufi saint after whom the Qutb Minar was named! He was the disciple of the Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti who is revered at Ajmer, and himself became a highly venerated figure in Delhi’s…

Letter to a Saint…

You can’t begin to guess what I found on my last visit to the famous Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin.  Anybody who’s stayed in Delhi knows the respect and veneration commanded by this saint of the 14th century…centuries later, people in the modern world still come to his shrine and whisper their deepest secrets and innermost…

A Pilgrimage of Sorts

If you have been to Delhi but not visited the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin, you have missed something! Even if you are not a particularly devout follower of Sufism, this shrine would still give you a spectacle of how faith can indeed move mountains. But let’s begin at the beginning….. So the other day, together…

Pic-A-Day Project: Music of the Soul

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…

Pic-A-Day Project: For the love of God!

This is the dargah or shrine of a Central Asian mystic by the name of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, who was the disciple and successor of Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer. Bakhtiyar Kaki was a prominent Sufi saint who spread the message of love in pre-Mughal Delhi, and his shrine in Mehrauli is revered by thousands to…