Sufi Memoirs from Shaam-e-Hzt Nizamuddin (Day 1) by Delhi Karavan

Some memories from “Shaam e Hzt Nizamuddin” (2 Jan 2016) a Sufi exploration walk organized by our friends at Delhi Karavan 🙂

The story of ROOH AFZA :)

Starting the new year with some “Flavors” and “Fragrances” 🙂 A new series – SHERBETS of the Bygone Era! #DidYouKnow the evolution of Sharbat during past 1400 years has seen the coming together of Science, Medicine, Transport, Technology, IndoIslamic Culture across the globe to reach it’s current form! In this first episode we start with the most popular and household drink of this sub-continent ROOH AFZA! 🙂 Up Next would be the Story of Evolution of Sherbets 🙂 Happy Exploring 🙂

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb – Mehrauli Archaeological Park (Episode 3)

In this episode we visit the Mosque and Tomb of JAMALI-KAMALI.

Shaikh Fazlullah (pen name – Jamali) was a Sufi mystic, a poet and a traveller from the early 16th century. One of his known works include a book, a kind of biography of various Sufi saints of Medieval India. Jamali was also the court poet and teacher of Sikander Lodhi and also early Mughal rulers of medieval times.

Kamali is popularly believed to be a close companion of the Sufi saint.

This mosque is a very good example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the tomb still houses within the original colorful tile and plaster work from medieval times!

We also discuss about the recent controversies associated with this place and see glimpses of the royal burial adjoining this Sufi shrine.

Jamali-Kamali is also known to be one of the haunted places in Delhi, however, we didn’t sense anything ghostly during our visit that day ..luckily 🙂

Hope you’ll enjoy this episode. Happy Exploring!! 🙂

Qutub Minar – Episode 1

There’s much more to the famous QUTUB MINAR Complex than one would imagine! In this episode we bring to you a glimpse of the Medieval India, moving through the Slave Dynasty and the Khaljis. to the story of the unfinished Alai Minar and the Tomb of the Sultan Iltutmish. Happy Exploring!