North-India trip

Tripoto
13th Aug 2016
Day 2
Photo of Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul

Day 1: After booking the tickets without telling my parents,i finally told them about the trip a day before departure,with lot of courage left to the airport alone and boarded the flight to New Delhi from Bangalore.

After landing in Delhi close to midnight,the body needed to rest,so took a bus going to D.B Gupta road and found a hostel in Ram Dwara road.

Photo of Qadam Sharif, Nabi Karim Road, Bagichi Allauddin, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul

After early morning kickstart found about The Dargah Qadam Sharif in Paharganj from locals which consists of a small tomb complex, built in 1375-1376 CE, also houses a mosque, a madrasa and a shrine ("dargah"), which is surrounded by a massive gated wall. Firoz Shah Tughluq (1309 – 1388) constructed the large rectangular tomb at its core for himself, and surrounded it with massive walls and impressive gates in typical Tughlaq style. However, when his son Fateh Khan died in 1376, he repurposed the tomb to be used for his son,is the historic information i gained by the people who manage the shrine.

Photo of Qadam Sharif Dargah, Nabi Karim Road, Bagichi Allauddin, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul

After spending the morning at Paharganj ,i got travel tip from the locals and left for Feroz Shah Kotla Fort,marvellous piece of architecture,stayed there till afternoon and caught a bus and left for Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah,where it was supposedly Qawwali night.

Photo of Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Vikram Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul
Photo of Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Vikram Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul
Photo of Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Vikram Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul

After having lunch near the entrance to Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah ,went in further and to the right side of the road i found the entrance to Causath Khamba,beside where was the tomb of Mirza Ghalib(1797–1869) famous Urdu poet , who was renowned in Urdu and Persian poetry during the Mughal period.This was the inscription at the place he was buried.

Na tha kuchch to Khuda tha,

kuchch na hota to Khuda hota

duboya mujhko hone ne,

na hota main to kya hota

Translation:

When nothing was, then God was there,

Had nothing been, God would have been;

My being has defeated me

Had I not been, what would have been

Entered the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia,spent some time in the Khilji mosque and payed my tribute to the holy saint.It was time for the qawwali to start,i have recorded part of it,the link is attached below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdxgAAsbbf

Photo of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul

SUCH A CREEP XD

Photo of North-India trip by Basheer Abdul

TO BE CONTINUED........

Photo of Masjid Khilji, New Delhi, India by Basheer Abdul