About the Dargah :
Video - In and Around chiragh i delhi's daragh
The village of Chiragh-Delhi, on Malaviya Nagar-Kalkaji road had grown up slowly around the Tomb of Nasiru'd-Din Mahmud entitled 'Raushan Chiragh-i-Dili' meaning illuminated lamp of Delhi.
Initially, the main tomb at the dargah was enclosed within rectangular walls, built of rubble. This chamber was constructed by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, who later added a small gateway on both sides of the tomb. However, the original Chiragh-I-Dili Dargah has undergone renovations and repairs a number of times.
It has been renovated, decorated and provided with several halls from time to time, such as a 'Majlis-Khana'(assembly hall), Mahfil-Khana (symposium hall) and several mosques among which, one was built by King Farrukhsiyar (1713-19). There exits also numerous tombs and graves inside the enclosure of the dargah.
The structure also comprises of a graveyard, which houses the graves and tombs of several distinguished personalities.Last but not the least, there are a number of mosques situated inside the premises of the dargah.One of these mosques was built by King Farrukhsiyar, in the early 18th century, in the honor of Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud.
The main tomb of the devout saint is a square chamber supported on twelve pillars and surmounted by a dome with turrets on every corner. Like the dome of Mubarak Shah's tomb, the dome here also rises from an octagonal drum and is a plastered one. Several additions have been made in the shrine complex from time to time.
At present there are several structures in the complex like the assembly hall (Majlis-Khana) or the symposium hall (Mahfil-Khana), apart from many graves and tombs of eminent personalities inside the enclosure. There are also several mosques in the Dargah enclosure. King Farrukhsiyar built one among them in the early 18th century to pay homage to the great saint.
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How to reach the Mosque
- Through Airways: Being the capital of India, Delhi is well connected to all the major cities through the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
- Through Railways: The nearest railway station in Delhi is the Nizamuddin Railway Station from where all the cities in the country are connected to.
- Through Roadways: Even the city of Delhi is facilitated with the Nearest Metro Station which is at Central Secretariat.