Situated on the backdrop of a beautiful view of the Arabian sea is the shrine of Haji Ali, dedicated to the wealthy merchant turned who gave up his worldly belongings and turned into Muslim Sufi saint after a trip to Mecca. Haji Ali Dargah is located on a small islet that is off the southern coast of Mumbai near Worli. People from all walks of life and religions come here to seek blessings. The Dargah can only be accessed during the low tides via a causeway that is surrounded by the sea on all sides. At night, the view of the shrine lit up in the distance with nothing but the sea around it, is a divine sight.
Built of glass, the tomb is a beautiful illustration of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. A marble courtyard contains the central shrine. The tomb within the mosque is roofed by a brocaded red and green cloth, supported by an exquisite silver frame and marble columns. The main hall has marble pillars engraved with creative mirror work: blue, green, yellow chips of glass arranged in varied designs and Arabic patterns which spell the ninety-nine names of Allah. As per Islamic customs, there are different praying rooms for ladies and gents.
3 months ago by Anjali Vij
The famous Dargah in Mumbai is located at an islet in southern Mumbai in Worli. The location as well as the mosque are lucratively located that leads so many tourists to the attraction. It is important to be very alert and conscious when visiting the Dargah largely because as it is open to all, different sorts of crowd gathers at the place and chances of pick-pocketing, chain-snatching, purse-looting are very high Secondly, there is an entire money-making business that takes place right before you enter the dargah where vendors will convince you to buy this and get this and definitely take that, even though nothing is required to be offered at the dargah apart from one? own willingness. Even the maulis inside the dargah will ask you for money, but do not fall in the trap as visiting the dargah is free of cost and you need not pay anywhere you do not wish.
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