Lalbaug – This Marathi bastion gets its name from the Saint Hazrat Lal Shah Saheb (rehmatullahi aleh) whose dargah still stands in the area at about a five minute walk from the famous Chivda Gali.
The dargah houses a well that was donated by a Marathi Tamasha Group. “Such was teh harmonious coexistence of different communities in this city.. says historian Sharada Dwivedi,”
Makhdoom Ali Mahimi
1. Makhdoom Ali Mahimi (1372-1431) was a Sufi saint from India, widely acknowledged for his scholarly treatise, liberal views and humanist ideals. Mahimi was born into a family of Arab travellers who had settled down on the island of Mahim, one of the seven islands that later formed the city of Bombay (now Mumbai).
Not much is known of his early childhood. He later became the disciple of Mohiuddin Abne Arabi, a Spanish based saint revered by Muslims. Mahimi’s reputation grew after the sultan of Gujarat, Ahmed Shah of the Muzaffarid dynasty, chose him to be the town’s Qazi (the head Muslim cleric of a town). Mahimi was the first Indian scholar to have written an exegesis on the Qur’an, which gained critical acclimation from numerous Islamic scholars including Shah Waliullah. Authoring a total of nineteen books, he was given the moniker Qutbe Kokan (Kokans polestar). Mahimi is revered by both the Muslims and Hindus. Muslim sects such as the sunnis, shias and the barelvis hold him in high esteem. After his death in 1431, he was buried in Mahim itself. The site later became a dargah (shrine) for the faithful.
During the annual ten day Urs festival celebrated on the 13th day of Shaval, the Muslim calendar, millions of devotees visit his dargah. The highlight of this is a procession of around eight thousand begins at the Mahim Police Station, believed to be the site of his residence. Two policemen from each of the eighty four city police stations represent the police whose association with the saint dates back to the saint’s era. A representative of the Mumbai police who is the first to offer the “chaddar” (shawl) at the tomb on the first day of the festival. Legend has it that it was a police constable who gave water to the dying saint from his cap. Another story points to some miraculous assistance policemen once received from an old man, whom they believed was the saint, in fighting smugglers.
Beautiful picture of URS of Makhdoom Shah Baba, Mahimi
A room adjacent to the office of the senior inspector of police station contains a steel cupboard that houses the saint’s preserved belongings such as his chair, a pair of sandals and his hand-written Qur’an which is considered to be a calligraphic work of art. The room is opened once every year to the public. In 1920 the cupboard was purchased by a senior British police inspector, Raymond Esquire as a tribute to the saint he revered.
On 2005-05-21, the government of Maharashtra named the JJ Flyover after the saint as a tribute to the saint. The 2.1 kilometre flyover is the longest viaduct in the country.
Haji Ali Dargah in Night
2. Peer Haji Ali Shah Baba – History The dargah was built in 1431 by a wealthy Muslim merchant and saint named Haji Ali who renounced all his wordly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Makkah. Legend has it that Haji Ali died on his way to Makkah and his body, in its casket, floated back to Mumbai. However, some believe that Haji Ali drowned at the place where the dargah stands today.
As many as 40,000 pilgrims visit the shrine on Thursdays and Fridays. Non-Muslims are also permitted to walk on the causeway and into the Masjid compound. The only area out of bounds for non-Muslims is the sanctum sanctorum of the Masjid itself
Mama Haji Ali Dargah. – Worli, Mumbai, India.
This is Mazaar Sharif of Maa Hajjani.
Very Near to Haji Ali Dargah is the Dargah of HAJI ISLMAIL HASHUM BAHADUR Popularly known as
MAMA Haji Ali.
AMIR-BAHR HAJI ISLMAIL HASHUM BAHADUR, A Great Captain and Navigator Of Indian Seas who died on 20th September 1912, And was buried in this Tomb Erected by Himself. May He Rest in Peace.
3. Haji Malang (Thane) Haji Malang, is a 300 year old dargah at Kalyan, in Mumbai, where Baba Abdur Rehman Malang has been buried. Malang was a Sufi saint who came to India in the 12th century AD from the middle east. Haji Malang, in true syncretic tradition, was one of the few dargahs where a Hindu vahivatdar (traditional priest from the Hindu Karandekar family) and a Muslim mutavalli (claiming to be distant kin of the saint), had both been officiating at religious rituals.
Hazrat BAQTAWAR SHAH is the first salami and Hazrat SULTAN SHAH is the second Salami these hazrat’s dargah is also in Kalyan when we go to HAJI MALANG the first dargah where we have to give salami is of Hazrat BAQTAWAR SHAH AND the second dargah where we have to give second salami is of HAZRAT SULTAN SHAH these hazrat’s were one of the companion of Hazrat HAJI MALANG BABA and came from GULF to take HAJI MALANG BABA back to GULF but HAJI MALANG BABA refused and said from now this is the place where i will spend rest of my life so Hazrat BAQTAWAR SHAH AND HAZRAT SULTAN SHAH also stayed there till end of their life.HAZRAT HAJI MALANG BABA said if you want to meet me and give me salami u have to first give SALAMI to these 2 dargah’s.
Situated at the border of Thane-Raigad districts is known more for the Dargah of Malang Baba, halfway up the mountain. But above the Dargah there is a much more hidden thrill for the trekkers, which one may not expect. The Haji Malang Dargah in Kalyan is looked after by a Brahmin family of Ketkar.
For ages this Brahmin family has been in charge of this Dargah. The present keeper is Kashinath Gopal Ketkar. The Shiv Sena in Thane region, however, claims that it is not dargah but a samadhi of Shri Machhindarnath, a Hindu ascetic. Earlier the Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Parsis used to celebrate the urs (death anniversary) of Baba Malang together. Now on every urs day the state has to deploy a huge police force to avoid communal clashes.
Shri Malang Gad is situated at a distance of 13 K.m. from Kalyan. Kalyan is well connected to Mumbai by rail as well as road. Frequent S.T. buses are available from Kalyan S.T. station to the base. About one and half hours climbing by steps will take you to the Dargah. 20 mins from Dargah up to the mountain will take you to the Balekilla (citadel). The pinnacle of the Shri Malang Gad is supposed to be the real challenge for the professional trekkers, but for amateur trekkers reaching the pinnacle by a very very narrow path should also be a thrilling experience.
The story of Haji Malang Babas Horse is as follows:
When HAJI MALANG BABA came on their horse they where at the bottom of
the mountain the actual height of this mountain was 3 times higher
than the orignal one which is now. When HAJI MALANG BABA saw peak of the mountain the horse jump till the peak of the mountain and the mountain height
was decreased by 3 times and there are footprints of their horse from where WATER STARTED COMING OUT FROM THAT TIME AND TILL TODAY THE WATER
COMES OUT AND TO CLEAN WATER FOR DRINKING NO ONE KNOWS FROM WHERE THE WATER IS COMING. This place is known as GHODAY KI TAAP.
Also there is mazhar of PANCH PEER on the opposite mountain many
people have tried to go there but only few of them have made it so the
KHADIMS of that mazhar have brought EIT that is (BRICKS) of that
mazhars and keept there the place at a few distance from HAJI MALANG
If any one goes to HAJI MALANG should visit all these places.
Hazrat Kamli Shah Baba
The way to the Dargah has many exhaustive steps (water is available throughout from the small hotel’s).
One can visit the Haji Malang dargah on the way to the fort. From the Balekilla (citadel) we can see Chanderi, Matheran range to the south, Kalyan city, Mahuli to the north and Mumbai (with part of sea)to the west.
In thane there are many darghas
Hazrat Moori shah at makhmali talao thane,
Hazrat Saleha shah at second rabodi thane.
Hazrat Mableshah at second rabodi thane
Hazrat Ahmed shah at 1st rabodi thane.
Hazrat Ismail Shah Baba
Baghdadi Shah Baba.
Hazrath Hussain Shah Baba (R.A).
Hazrat Noori Shah Baba (R.A.)
Urs mubarak of HAZRATH KADAR SHAH VALI, MANORI BEACH is commencing from 1st december 2008
BAALE SHAH PEER (R.A), AND Hazrath EBRAHIM SHAH BABA (R.A)dargaahs are situated in bhayander(w),6kms away from station. It is advisable to take a private vehicle to dargaah because the mira-bhayander transport service is only on the main road and from this bus stop the dargaahs are 2 km away.
ALSO VISIT hazrath KADER SHAH VALI (R.A) DARGAAH: after visiting hazrath BAALE SHAH PEER (R.A),AND hazrath EBRAHIM SHAH BABA (R.A) dargaahs, come back to the main road and travel 12kms towards western side and 100mtrs away from the road is hazrath KADER SHAH VALI (R.A) DARGAAH.
This place is also known as MANORI. and is very close to ESSELWORLD & WATER KINGDOM.
Please take note as under :
HAZARAT SYED MOHAMMED EHSAN ALI SHAH URF PEER KAMLISHAH BAWA Mazhar Shareef At Chunabhatti Sion Mumbai 400022, URS ON 1st OF JAMADI AWWAL.
Please take note PEER KAMLISHAH BAWA had made his FAKIR , HAZARAT KHAWAJA SYED TAJAMMUL HUSSAIN URF PANKHE SHAH BABA GHATKOPAR MUMBAI as he being one of his favourite mureed
This is the mazar of two brothers namely Syed Jallal Shah and Syed Murad Shah in sewri..behind indian oil…
Dargah sent by : Abdul Shakur Umar Sahigara