Haji Ali Dargarh In Mumbai Is A Landmark Floating In The Middle Of The Sea

by Kritika Kukreja
Haji Ali Dargarh In Mumbai Is A Landmark Floating In The Middle Of The Sea

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Haji Ali Dargah is an iconic landmark in Worli, Mumbai that floats in the middle of the sea.

What Is It?

Built in 1431, Haji Ali Dargah is a floating marvel of Mumbai city. It is named after the great Muslim saint – Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. History indicates that the great saint died on his way to Mecca and his casket floated across the sea and ended up here. Thus, a beautiful tomed mosque was created here in his honour!

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The floating walkway is lined with shops selling chaadar, garlands & ittar. Built in Indo-Islamic architecture, the marble pillars are beautifully intricate. Cover your head and offer your prayers at the shrine. You can receive blessings or even sit in chanting area of reflection.

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You will be shocked to know that this Dargah is visited by at least 8,000 devotees every week. You could even enjoy sufi- singing or qawwali that plays at the dargah.

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Address: Haji Ali Dargah, Dargah Rd, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Phone: 022 2352 9082

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