Nizamuddin Dargah

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Amir Khusro's tomb (left), Nizamuddin Dargah (right) and Jamaat Khana Masjid (background).

Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah (Urdu: نظام الدّین درگاہ‎, Hindi: निज़ामुद्दीन ) is the dargah (mausoleum) of one of the Sufi saints, Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 - 1325 CE). Situated in the Hazrat Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of people every week.[1]

The neighborhood[edit]

Market in Nizamuddin area
Sabz Burj (aka Blue Gumbad) on the Mathura road traffic circle near Nizamuddin Dargah, Delhi
Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi, with Humayun's tomb visible in the background on the right.

The neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is divided into two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West where the Dargah complex and a lively market dominated by Muslim vendors is located, and Nizamuddin East, an upper-Nizamuddin Railway Station.

The other important monuments in the Nizamuddin heritage area include Humayun's Tomb, Chausath Khamba, Mirza Ghalib's tomb, Barakhamba, Sabz Burj (Blue Gumbad) at the Nizamuddin Circle and Lal Mahal.

In popular culture[edit]

Arziyan, a qawwali in the film Delhi 6 (2009) composed by A. R. Rahman is dedicated to Nizamuddin Auliya. Kun Faya Kun a song in the movie Rockstar (2011) composed by A. R. Rahman, is also shot at the dargah, featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Nizami Brothers, the traditional qawwals of the dargah.[2] The dargah has also been featured in movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan featuring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, and in Aawan Akhiyan Jawan Akhiyan a qawwali in the film Ahista Ahista (2006) featuring Soha Ali Khan and Abhay Deol.

Qawwali at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah[edit]

Qawwali sessions are held every Thursday after Maghrib prayer i.e. sunset time namaz/salat. Often Saturday is also a Qawwali session day but sometimes due to various reasons it is cancelled. But Thursday sessions are never cancelled being precursor to jumme ki raat (i.e. Friday eve).

Dargah Incharge[edit]

Descendants Of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya R.A Who all are from the family of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya look after the whole Management of Dargah Sharif [3][4][5][6]

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Coordinates: 28°35′29″N 77°14′31″E / 28.59139°N 77.24194°E / 28.59139; 77.24194