A rough climb of about 400 stairs would lead you to the Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah in Hyderabad and once you reach the place you will surely understand that it was worth the toil. Built in the memory of Hazrat Ali, who was the son in law of prophet Muhammed, way back in the period of Asif Jahis, the Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah is a popular and sanctified pilgrimage center for the Muslims. There are a large number of Muslims who come here to pray on the 8th and 10th day of the Muharram, an important Muslim festival. Along with the Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah, there is no end to the number of majestic monuments in Hyderabad , all of which has successfully preserved the tradition and culture of this historically rich city. This along with other mosques like the Jama masjid, the Mecca Masjid and the Charminar all reflect fine specimens of Qutub Shahi architecture.
Description of Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah Masjid
The Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah is located inside the Devan Devadi in Hyderabad. There is a row of arches and a flight of 400 stairs that lead to this beautiful structure.
History of Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah Masjid
There is an interesting history of the Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah Masjid in Hyderabad. Yakoob, a eunuch of Ibrahim Quli’s court saw Hajrat Ali in his dreams. On a hilltop he saw the same impression of his palm on a stone, the kind he saw in the dream. He carved out the impression and places it in a shrine. There was an arch built over the spot. It was Ibrahim Shah who later built a mosque parallel to the Dargah.