Dargah of Bahadur Sha Zafar

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Dargah of  Bahadur Sha Zafar - the moghul
Dargah of  Bahadur Sha Zafar - the moghul
Dargah of  Bahadur Sha Zafar - the moghul
Dargah of  Bahadur Sha Zafar - the moghul
Dargah of  Bahadur Sha Zafar - entrance to the shrine

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Shrine of the last Moghul emperor of India Feb 02, 2017
Dargah (shrine) of Bahadur Sha Zafar is rarely visited by tourists but we found it very interesting as one of the employees showed us around and explained a little about the history of the last Moghul Emperor, who i had never heard of before. This is a place you can visit after Shwedagon as it is only a kilometer away on the retrun trip to the city center. Entrance is free but there is a donation box.

Bahadur Shah II (1775-1862) was a powerless emperor and the reluctant figure head in the Indian Mutiny of 1857 when many members of his family were killed. After the mutiny he surrendered to the British and exiled to Rangoon where he lived for the last 5 years of his life before he died. He was buried in an unmarked grave that wasn't discovered until 1991 and now his tomb lies in the crypt below the floor. The shrine was built after the discovery of his grave and his tomb is in the crypt below, a simple but beautiful rectangular block that is covered in green silk with scattered rose petals. He was a Muslim and most Burmese Muslims still regard him as a Sufe Saint and come to his shrine to seek blessings. Various photographs of the Moghul Emperor hang on the wall .
the moghul
entrance to the shrine
the moghul
the moghul
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