Khanqah (Hospice/Monastery) and Chilla of Hzt. Nizamuddin Auliya (RA)
We all are aware of the shrine (dargaah) of the revered Sufi saint Hzt. Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi. But not many know about the place where the man lived most part of his life, guided visitors, fed the needy and observed spiritual practices!! Yes, in today’s episode we bring to you the ‘Khanqah‘ and ‘Chilla‘ of Hzt. Nizamuddin Auliya straight from the heart of Delhi, India 🙂 This place is adjacent to the Humayun’s Tomb complex in Delhi .. a Khanqah can be considered the Sufi equivalent of an Aashram or a Monastery/Hospice and a Chilla is a place where particular Sufi spiritual practices are observed. Hope you’ll like this voyage! Happy Exploring 🙂
Ever wondered why Chirag Dilli is named so? Here’s a quick video tour to the Dargaah of Chirag-e-Dehli ..which also gives the place it’s modern name! There isn’t much narration about the story of the place in this vid..but it’ll serve as a good virtual trip for someone who hasn’t witnessed this calm and serene place yet 🙂
Some ‘trivia’ for self-study 🙂 It’ll be interesting to explore how this place is associated with the Nizamuddin Dargaah/Baoli and also the Tughluqabad Fort 🙂 This Tughluqabad video-blog might give you some hints here 🙂 Happy exploring!
Also, find it on our ‘Heritage Map’ here 🙂
Sufi Rang – Kaafi : the joyous season of Basant Bahaar – Spring and a musical journey across the land of Sufis – Delhi! 🙂
This melody is woven around the raag Kaafi which is associated with the spring season in India. Often, several Indian traditional tunes associated to the festival of Holi and Basant are woven around this melodic scale itself. The visuals have been shot at several Sufi shrines in Delhi like the shrines of Qutub Saheb, Chirag-e-Dehlavi, Mai Saheba, Matka Pir, Hzt. Nizamuddin Auliya and some more historical places in Delhi.
- Music, Vocals and Video by Aditya Pathak
- Support and Special appearance: Asif Khan Dehlvi
- Lyrics/Traditional Sufi verses: Hzt. Shah Niyaz
Went to Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargaah in Delhi with a bunch of friends.. squeezed that experience into a 3 minute fast-paced video trip here 🙂 Apart from the divine presence in this neighborhood there’s another thing that unites people ..food 🙂 Sharing some quick glimpses of that as well. Hope you like it. Cheers!
Here’s the next episode where we visit the Dargah of Sheikh Abu Bakr Tusi – a Sufi saint of the Qalandari order (Qalandari Silsila) from the 13th century. The video primarily tells about the following stories and other aspects associated with this place:
- Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Tusi Haideri Qalandari – also known as Matka Peer
- The story behind how the saint once miraculously cured an ailing person
- The story of how Sultan Balban tested the powers of the saint
- The reasons behind the offerings of gram, jaggery and earthen pots to the saint
- Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s association with the place
- Khwaja Hasan Nizami’s and Lady Hardinge’s role in preventing the demolition of the shrine
Hope you like it! 🙂