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Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai

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About Haji Ali Dargah

Situated in southern Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the Haji Ali Dargah is both a mosque and tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, and till date continues to be one of the most famous places of tourist attractions in the equally famous Mumbai city.

It was built in the year 1431, in the loving memory of Bhukhari who used to be a wealthy Muslim, and gave up all his wealth and luxurious life and proceeded to Mecca, devoting the rest of his life to the almighty. The architecture in the dargah is a perfect illustration of the blend of Indian and Islamic art and often the place has been associated with a legend of doomed lovers, which technically lead to more tourist interest.

Many Sufi singers perform musical events on Fridays and more than 40,000 pilgrims regardless of their faith as well as religion visit the dargah to offer prayers and seek blessings from the popular saint. The qawalis that are performed here are enjoyed by masses.

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