Delhi is the hub of culture and diversity. From glorious Sunday masses to Thursday qawwali, there is something for everyone. You might have marked your favourite qawwali videos on YouTube but watching it first-hand is a completely different experience. Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah is already a favourite with Bollywood, it might prove to be a hit for you too.
I feel a strange, inexplicable connect at Dargahs. The feeling is beyond language, religion and and other "man- made" barriers. I have written about this connect with sufism many years ago on my other blog, a piece called "The Sufi Connection". Today I write about a day at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah in New Delhi. About Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya:
Dargah Nizamuddin has featured, featured and featured all across the Indian cinema time and time again. It's news to your ears, definitely not. Music to your ears, it will be if you visit this peaceful place that could uplift your life state to new heights on thursdays. Thursdays mean Musical Qawwalis from 6pm to 7pm and 9pm till 10:30pm. Certainly not something you can forget.
This Dargah is situated in Delhi and is named after the famous Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin. Thousands of pilgrims visit this Dargah every week and this is the most famous dargah when it comes to qawwali in India.How to reach:The Dargah is situated in the heart of Delhi. Once you reach Delhi, you have numerous options to avail to reach the Dargah.By Metro: Take the metro to Jangpura or IndraprasthaBy Car: Take a car or a taxi to Nizamuddin WestDates & Timings: The qawwali takes place twice everyday in the week except Thursday (as per new rules), once at 6:30-8:00 pm and the other at 9:00-10:30 pm. Go early to get a good spot. The dargah is open on all days from 6 am to 10:30 pm.