Located in the heart of the historic Nizammuddin Village
about 2 kms away from Humayun's Tomb is Nizammuddin's
Tomb, one of the country' s most revered places and
also an important tourist attraction of Delhi.
The tomb which is the shrine of the famous humanitarian
Muslim Sufi and mystic saint, Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin
Aulia Chishti is one of the most respected places of
worship in the country. Revered equally amongst both
Hindus as well as Muslims of the country, the mausoleum
as we see it today was built in 1562 by a rich merchant
called Faridu'n Khan.
Born in the city of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh in 1236,
Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin was the disciple and successor
of the saint Sheikh Farid Shakarganj and commanded a
large following of devotees which included names like
Alauddin Khilji, Mohammed bin Tughlaq and the great
poet Amir Khusrau. Even Mughal emperors like Babur,
Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan stopped to
seek the blessings of the Sufi saint at his shrine,
every time their processions crossed his sacred Dargah.
Though the original shrine no longer exists, yet, the
site is still considered to be one of the holiest shrines
of the country and never ceases to attract thousands
of devotees each year.
Today, the shrine also includes a mosque and tombs
of many other famous people who wished to be buried
near its sacred grounds. The architectural prowess of
Shahjahan too graces this landmark, with marble arches
and a majestic marble pavilion being added to the shrine.
The devotees who throng this place tie red threads on
the lattice screens or jails to indicate the fulfillment
of their wishes. It is customary to visit the shrine
during the period of the Festival of Urs which is held
twice a year to commemorate the anniversaries of Hazrat
Nizamuddin Aulia and the renowned poet Amir Khusrau.
Besides this, Thursday Evening is considered to be the
most pious time of the year to visit the shrine when
millions of people from all across the city throng to
the mausoleum to seek the blessings of this great Sufi
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