In and Around Hazrat Nizamudin Auliya Dargah
This locality of the dargah, known as the Nizamuddin 'Basti', is dotted with several monuments, most of which have been encroached upon. The area however, remains a fascinating place to explore, as it seems to belong to another century altogether.
Shaikh Nizamu'd-Din was born at Budaun in 1236. He lost his father at the age of five and came to Delhi with his mother. Later he became the disciple of the famous saint Shaikh Farid Shakarganj, who appointed him as his successor.
Both Ala-ud-Din Khalji and Muhammad Tughluq were devoted to him. He prophesied that Ghiyath-ud-Din Tughluq, who was then in Bengal, would never see Delhi again and his prophecy came true, as the Sultan died in a temporary structure some 6-km south of Delhi.
Hazrat Nizamu'd-Din expired in 1325. His original tomb does not exist any longer. It was repaired and decorated by Feroze Shah Tughluq, but even the repaired building has disappeared. The present structure was built between 1562-63 by Faridu'n Khan, a nobleman with a high rank, and has been added to or repaired later by several persons. It consists of a square chamber surrounded by verandahs, which are pierced by arched openings, while its roof is surmounted by a dome pringing from an octagonal drum.
|The dome is ornamented by vertical stripes of black marble and is crowned by a lotus-cresting. The area around the tomb is regarded as sacred, with the result that a large number of persons, including those from the royalty, lie buried here.Twice during the year, i.e. on the death anniversaries of Hazrat Nizamu'd-Din Auliya and Amir Khusraw, a fair ('Urs') is held here, when the entire area comes to life with pilgrims congregating from all over India.||Near by tourist places to Dargah of Hazrat Nizamudin Auliya Dargah
How to reach the TempleAjmer Sharif is a city that is situated in the middle of the Indian state of Rajasthan. To reach Ajmer you can come by Rail, Road or by Air. Here are the details of how to reach Ajmer.
Through Airways -Through Airways the nearest International Airport is the Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi. Ajmer is only 350 kilometers from here. The nearest domestic Airport to Ajmer is Jaipur that is only 135 Kilometers from Ajmer.
Through Railways - Through Railways, many trains from different states of India halt at Ajmer Junction.
Through Roadways - Throuh Roadways to reach the place, there are government and private bus services operating from Delhi, Ahmedabad and other major cities of India. Private cars are also available on hire.