Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai Maharashtra

Here is Some Information about Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai Maharashtra India.

Location :  Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Above Kinara Masjid, Mahim Bay,Mumbai
Built in: 1431
Built By: Muslim merchant and saint Haji Ali Shah Bukhari,
Dedicated to:  Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari
Entry: Free
Famous For:Tomb, Mosque, Indo-Islamic styled architecture
Photography: Allow
Phone: +91 22 2352 9082
Timing : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Monday to Saturday)
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: All time
Nearest Railway Station:
Mumbai Central Railway Station
Nearest Air Port: Chatrapati Shivaji Air Port

About Haji Ali Dargah 


The Haji Ali Dargah is Located at Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Above Kinara Masjid, Mahim Bay Mumbai Maharashtra.The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and tomb in the Mahim Bay of Mumbai that can be reached by a narrow causeway. It is located on a small island off the shoreline of Worli. It was built in 1431 by a rich Muslim merchant and saint Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly his possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Mosque looks stunning amidst the blue waters of the sea. 
Two legends are popular regarding Haji Ali Dargah. According to the first legend Haji Ali, was a rich businessman who renounced the worldly pleasures after his visit to Mecca and was then engrossed in meditation. While the other suggests that Haji Ali went on a pilgrimage to Mecca and died there but his casket miraculously drifted back to the shores of Mumbai.  
In accordance with the Muslim tradition, Haji Ali Dargah has different praying rooms for ladies and gents. Since one cannot visit the mausoleum during the low tide, so there's an offshore location, which is situated on the opposite side of Mahalakshmi racecourse.
Architecture of  Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai 

The Haji Ali Dargah is made of 'Makrana' marble, the same whitewashed marble that Emperor Shah Jahan used to build the Taj Mahal. The Haji Ali Dargah houses two important monuments-tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and a mosque. The architecture of this monument reflects the styles and patterns of Mughal and Indo-Islamic architecture. The Haji Ali Dargah occupies 4,500 sq. meters space and is 85 feet tall. A marble courtyard with the central shrine, and the main mosque brocaded with a red and green sheet are the first structures you see while entering the Dargah complex. Artistic marble pillars, mirror work with kaleidoscopic patterns and minarets sentinel the shrine in the center, making the monument a grand sight for all. The Haji Ali Dargah is a 400-year-old structure and is corroding in various places. With the permission from the Central Government, the Dargah Trust is now trying to source the Makrana marble to rebuild the structure in various places.
 
History of  Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai 

The Haji Ali Dargah was built by a wealthy merchant known as Haji Ali Shah Bukhari who decided to renounce all worldly possessions and turned into a saint just before going for a pilgrimage to Mecca. The mosque (Masjid) inside the complex and the Dargah were built in 1431 AD. It is believed that on the way to Mecca, Haji Ali perished and the casket that carried his body floated back to the 'Dargah' on its own. However, another legend states that Haji Ali drowned at the point where the Dargah now stands today. Since then, the monument has been a custodian of the shores of Mumbai.
How To Reach  Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai 
By Road: The Haji Ali Dargah comes on the way to Worli and is situated right next to the Worli sea-link. One can reach the Haji Ali Dargah via Ghatkopar (Eastern Express Highway) or even from Shivaji Park. Local transport such as B.E.S.T buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis can be hired to reach the spot. Some of the bus route numbers are 33, 84,124 and 521.
By Rail: The Nearest Railway Station is  Mumbai Central Railway Station.
By Air : The Nearest  Airport is Chatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai.

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