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Haji Ali

Haji Ali Dargah Shrine

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The sacred Dargah is 85 feet high and sprawled over an area of 4,500 metre. The mosque is not enclosed by railings. Worshippers can only visit the Dargah only when the tide is low. One can see an outstanding silver frame inside the mosque that supports the tomb. The Dargah of Haji Ali is covered by a green and red chaddar (cloth sheet). The mosque is supported by richly carved marble pillars, bedecked with colored mirror work. The main hall is decked out with colorful glass chips in kaleidoscopic pattern that glitter in the mid-morning sun. On the pillars of Dargah, one can find the Arabic lettering spelling out the ninety-nine names of Allah. The last renovation work in Dargah was constructed in the year 1960.

Every year, the Dargah is washed with rose water, which is then given to people who are suffering from health ailments. In order to pay homage to Sufi saint, People also tie read threads on wooden trellis.

Major Attractions

Worli Bay is one of the prominent major attractions of this place. The shore completely lends a picturesque look to this ancient pilgrimage site. Also, there is a mosque connected to the burial place of Haji Ali. This tombstone has always been a significant attraction of Mumbai. If you wish to feel sanctity at its best, then visit the Dargah during Urs festival (death anniversary), Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi festival of Pir Haji Ali, which is celebrated in every Islamic month.

A Glance on some significant facts of Haji Ali Dargah
  • Location- Maharashtra, Mumbai
  • Best time to visit- October to March
  • Period of construction- 1943
  • Built by- Haji Usman Rrangikar and supporters of Haji Ali
  • Time to visit the Dargah- 5:30 am to 10:00 pm everyday

Located amidst of the sea, the consecrated Dargah serves as a retreat in the secluded jungle of Mumbai city. It is a handsome specimen of Indo-Islamic architecture, connected with myths about doomed lovers; the Dargah comprise the tomb of Haji Ali.


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