Nizamuddin Dargah

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Nizamuddin Dargah New Delhi Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Sufi saint shrine Feb 21, 2013
This shrine houses the body of the fourteenth century Sufi saint, Nizamuddin Auliya. People of all faiths can visit the tomb, and the shrine area itself gets very crowded with pilgrims so expect it to be slightly rushed at times. Before the shrine, there are so many vendors which offer flowers or other items which can be offered. I didn’t pay attention to these, but definitely paid attention to the sweet and snack sellers nearby. For 10-20 rupees, you can get some wonderful snacks and I recommend trying them. The shrine attracts a loyal band of followers and most evenings, qawwali music (devotional music) can be heard. The key evening for the singing is Thursday. If you want a good standing space, go around 6pm. I can highly recommend the evening; it is very moving for religious or non-religious followers, and whether you understand the language or not. Rather moving and inspirational, and you really cannot tell where the couple of hours pass by. If you are spending a little longer in Delhi, and are around on Thursdays, I can really recommend this site. If you go, I would suggest that you wear light footwear and take a bag that you can hold your shoes/flip flops in. You can deposit your footwear outside the many vendors nearby, but they will charge you for it at the end (at a price that might not be fair) and on the rushed exit, it can be difficult to remember where you left your footwear!
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Vipin says:
thanks Jim, but i have to admit, these are old reviews from my trip last year :)
Posted on: Feb 21, 2013
rsvpme says:
You are having a great time..it shows..Good for you !
Posted on: Feb 21, 2013
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