Haji Ali Shrine, Maharashtra

Haji Ali Shrine

Location: A well known Dargah and a mosque, Haji Ali Shrine is located on an island at the Worli coast. This shrine lies in the southern part of the city of Mumbai.

Description: The Haji Ali Shrine was constructed to honor a wealthy merchant Haji Ali in the year 1431 AD. This merchant renounced all the pleasures and went on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Spread over an area of 4500 meter, this shrine is famous for housing the tomb of Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. This shrine which was constructed according to the Indo-Islamic architectural style is surrounded by sea from two sides. Made of marble, this mosque offers a magnificent site. The tomb remains well covered with brocaded green and red chaddar and is supported by marvelously designed silver frame and marble pillars. Pillars, which lie in the main hall of the Dargah, are embellished with different colored glass, arranged in beautiful pattern with artistically done mirror work. When high tides surround this Dargah, it looks more like an isolated island.

Activities: Apart from seeking the saint’s blessings, tourist can indulge in a number of things. Visitor can try some lip smacking snacks that are readily available on the local stalls.

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