Sufi shrines in PUNE – INIDA


Hazrat Babajan (r.a.)

Hazrat Babajan (c. 1806 – September 21, 1931) was a Baloch Muslim saint considered by her followers to be a sadguru or qutub. Born in Balochistan, Afghanistan, she lived the final 25 years of her life in Pune, India.

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Hazrat Shamshuddin Saheb Qadri alaihir rehmaan (Pune)
This dargah is located near Khadki railway station, on main highway, Pune.


Qamar Ali Shah Dervish in Shivapur near Pune.



Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh ( Rahmathullahi Alaih )
Eight hundred years ago, a Muslim family consisting of a father, mother and son, arrived from the West of India to live in the nearby village of Darodi. At that time a gymnasium existed on the spot where the shrine now stands. Two large stones were used by wrestlers for exercise purposes. A group of men would surround a stone and lift it to strengthen their hands, wrists and forearms. The boy’s parents insisted that their son visit the gymnasium and indulge in the manly sports. But the boy, Qamar Ali Darvesh, was not like the others.

The young boy’s interests lay in other directions. He exhibited a hypersensitive nature and appeared to possess strange paranormal powers even at an early age. Being the `outcast’ of the gymnasium he continually suffered the mockery of the other members. His lack of interest in competitive sport plus his physical inadequacy branded him a `weakling’ in the eyes of the more athletically minded. “You think I’m stupid and weak… that I’m not capable of being like you” he one day replied. “Let me tell you this. With all your strength you will not be able to lift the rocks in the manner I prescribe unless you repeat my name”.

Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh then proclaimed that the large rock could be raised with just eleven finger tips touching it, but only if his name was loudly called. Likewise, the smaller rock could be raised by using nine finger tips. From that day forward the stones could be raised in the prescribed manner only by applying that formula.

Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh became a Sufi, a Greek word derived from the root, `Sophia’, meaning `wisdom’. Sufis are a mystical sect who embrace the esoteric philosophy and doctrine of pure Islam. In the final degrees of Sufism the candidate is initiated into the `mysteries’ — the innermost workings of nature and acquires `divine’ powers.

Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh passed from this world at an early age of 18 years and was afterwards proclaimed a saint. His tomb at Shivapur has become a place of pilgrimage since that time and the rocks are ceremoniously levitated by the faithful and others who visit the shrine.

Anyone, believer, non-believer, any member of any faith, an agnostic, a heathen or a sceptic can partake in the levitation ritual; these things have no bearing on the phenomenon whatsoever, thus eliminating the theory of `mind over matter’, the power of belief or strength through faith.

The curious may wonder also why the rocks have not been vandalised or removed from the temple enclosure. Stories state that over the years many have tried to do exactly that. Those who have attempted to desecrate a holy place have always met with disaster.

An additional phenomenon should be mentioned. In the valley just below the shrine water spurts from a wall of rock which forms the source of a series of baths. The water contains healing properties and pilgrims use the baths regularly.

Many spiritual centres and healing centres at `key’ points around the earth exhibit high electro-magnetic field activity which is capable of producing diverse forms of psychic phenomenon in humans. Lourdes in France, Fatima in Portugal, Sedona in the USA are some examples.

A more `scientific’ approach to the explanation of the levitating rocks may be relative to the generation of the exact amount of bio-energy complemented by the sound frequencies which resonate with the particular vibrations of the rocks.

Could Hazrat Qamar Ali Darvesh have been aware of such things? Modern physics today is only beginning to rediscover that which was fundamental to Indian metaphysics millennia ago.


Two large stones, rounded in contour, sit close to each other. A group of men (no women are allowed to partake) will approach either of the stones. The largest, weighing about 70 kilograms, requires 11 men. The other, slightly less in weight, needs nine men, no more, no less, to surround it.

The tip of the index finger of the right hand is then used to touch the rock around the line of its horizontal circumference. When the name of the saint is voiced in unison, holding the lst syllable as long as possible without running out of breath — “Qamar Ali Darve-e-e-e-e-e-sh” the giant rock suddenly springs to life and ascends into the air to a height of approximately two metres and remains in that position until the partakers run out of breath. Then it plummets to the earth with a dull, heavy thud. If these conditions are not met, the rock will not budge from its position on the ground.

This ceremonial raising of the rocks, with perhaps a little Western scepticism at first looking for some rational and logical clue, although instinctively this is pointless, When you investigate enigmas in India over a period of time you realise that logic and rationalism are inadequate procedures by which to evaluate phenomenon outside the scheme of normal things.

After several observations of the ritual I was invited to try. I approached the larger of the two rocks, wrapped my hands underneath it and could just raise it off the ground in this `dead lift’ position. I joined the circle of men with two years of anticipation suddenly becoming a reality.
To lift the stone Elevn people should say the name Qamar Ali Darvesh pointing eleven fingers to the stone. Other than the name of the sufi saint the stones cannot be lifted. This is the miracle even today at dargah sharief.


(1) HAZRAT ABDUL REHMAN SHAH urf SAILANI SHAH hazrat’s mazhar is located at BULDANA sharif in MAHARASHTRA this place is around 400 km from PUNE.

(2) HAZRAT MIRA WALI BABA hazrat’s mazhar is located in MAHARASHTRA at AHMEDNAGAR.(this dargah is next to highway between KULDABAD and PUNE)

(3) HAZRAT MALIK REHAN SHAH hazrat’s mazhar is located in VISHALGADH in RAJAPUR district in MAHARASHTRA

(4) Hazrt Khawja Hashimuddin Baba-Badi Dargha—-Pune, Opp Pune Muncipal Corporation building


Hazrat sayyed ishaq shah qadri (ra) hasni husaine (shahnsha-e-junnar)

Around 500 year back hazrat came to india from sirya , he is hasni husaini sayyed. His father’s mazar is located in sirya where as his grand father’s mazar is in pakistan.

He lived speritul life in a historic towon “junnar” with his family. He had four sons and one doughter, out of his five children one son’s mazar in bejapur and other’s mazarat in junnar. All are spiritully well known.
There is a very beautiful and peaceful khanka sharif where hazrat is taking rest with his family members in khanka sharif.

Urs is cellibrated every year on 10th shaban hundreds of pepole comes from all over india for bleesing.
And with the blessing of hazrat usr is cellibrating in very simple and as per shariat.

To aproach junnar
Junnar is taluka place in pune district of maharashtra state. There are bus services from pune to junnar or from kalyn to junnar. Form junnar st stand you may reach easily at shahinsha’s khanka commonly known as peerzade ka bada.


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