Chiragh I Delhi

  • Chiragh-i-Delhi Dargah also spelled as ‘Chiragh-i-Dihli Dargah’ is located within the Village of Chirag Delhi and is approachable from Lal Bahadur Shastri.
  • The Dargah of Chiragh-i-Delhi is the mausoleum or burial tomb of a renowned Sufi Saint named Hazrat Nasiruddin Mahmud Chiragh Dehlavi who was born around 1274 in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, he was known only by the name of ‘Nasiruddin’ and born to Sayed Yahya who was a small Trader of Pashmina wear and textile.
  • Hazrat Nasiruddin Mahmud was awarded the title of ‘Roshan Chiragh-e-Delhi’ which means the ‘Illuminated Lamp of Delhi’ and hence was conferred with the title of Hazrat Nasiruddin Mahmud ‘Chiragh Dehlavi’. He passed away at the age of 82 in 1356 AD also dated as ’17 Ramadan 757 Hijri’ as per the Ramadan Hijri Islamic Calendar.
  • The Dargah of this renowned Sufi Saint Hazrat Nasiruddin Mahmud Chiragh Dehlavi was initially enclosed with a rectangular shaped wall made of rubble stone. Later, Muhammad Bin constructed the Chamber and added two gateways on either side of the Mausoleum. This Tomb underwent numerous renovations through the centuries and is seen today enclosed with a square shaped Chamber supported by Twelve Pillars and small dome shaped
  • Later, several additions were made to Chiragh-i-Delhi Dargah which includes a ‘Majlis Khana’ or an ‘Assembly Hall’ also known as the ‘Mahfil Khana’ or the ‘Symposium Hall’ and a Mosque which was constructed by Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar during the early 18th Century AD in honour and respect of this mystic Sufi Saint.

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