Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most popular religious places in Mumbai, visited by people of all religions alike. Haji Ali Dargah is one of India’s most famous and prestigious landmarks situated about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg. The structure was erected on a set of high rising rocks and was given its present day shape in the early 19th century after the Trust was legally formed as an entity in 1916. Haji Ali Dargah is the complex housing the tomb of the Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.). Along with the tomb, there is also a Masjid at Haji Ali. This monument has been sentinel to the shores of Mumbai since a long time.As per the legends, Haji Ali left this world during his journey to Mecca and a coffer carrying his body hovered back to Mumbai. Other stories state that the great saint drowned at the place, where the mosque stands at present. On Thursdays and Fridays, the shrine is visited by at least 40,000 pilgrims. Irrespective of faith and religion, people visit the dargahto get the blessings of the legendary saint.

In Macca, nonmuslims are not allowed. But here anybody women or men from other rilligons are also allowed. Every day it is open from 5.30 am. to 10 p.m. no entry fee. To reach here have to walk in sea ,the way is builded. It is just off the Worli coastline. There are various baggers. If anybody wants give some to beggers, then it is golden chance for donator. Beside Dargah there is Haji Ali juice Centre.

Nearer railway station is Mahalaxmi. From here we get taxis and best buses to reach Dargah.

Compiled by – Townmumbai.com Team 

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