Timings : 24 hrs
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
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Located in the Mehrauli area of South Delhi, Hijron ka Khanqah is the the Islamic monument for the burial of the Muslim transgenders. The name literally translates to ‘spiritual retreat for eunuchs’, and the cemetery is situated within the Archaeological Park in Mehrauli village. Dating back to the 15th century, the pre-Mughal monument boasts of serenity and tranquility and houses forty-nine graves of the eunuchs who died during the reign of Lodhi dynasty. The memorial is managed by the Hijras (eunuchs) of Turkman Gate since the 20th century who also visit the place on religious occasion and important events to feed the poor and help the needy.
The entire vibe and aura of the place reverberates with repose and calmness. The compound has a narrow entry gate that lead to a marble patio which is dotted with white colored graves all over. Adjacent to the cemetery is a tiny terrace and on the west, (in the direction of Kaaba) is a mosque for praying. Among the many tombs in the graveyard, the most important is that of a prominent hijra called Miyan Saheb.
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