Haji Ali Dargah Shariff,Mumbai 6/12

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The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the Southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai. An exquisite example of Indian Islamic architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers, the dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

The Haji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431 in memory of a rich Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.), who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Hailing from Bukhara, in the ancient Persian Empire and now in Uzbekistan, Bukhari travelled around the world in the early to mid 15th century, and then settled in Mumbai.

Later, Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.) had a recurring - and disturbing - dream that he had injured Earth by his act. Full of remorse, he soon fell ill and directed his followers to cast the coffin carrying his body into the Arabian Sea, once he died. Haji Ali left this world during his journey to Mecca and miraculously the casket carrying his body, floated back to these shores, getting stuck in the string of rocky islets just off the shore of Worli. Thus, the Dargah was constructed there. On Thursdays and Fridays, the shrine is visited by at least 40,000 pilgrims. Irrespective of faith and religion, people visit the 'dargah' to get the blessings of the legendary saint.

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Comments (12)

Andrés Andonie on June 27, 2012

Excellent composition. I like it. Best regards. Andrés

F. Zaman on June 30, 2012

Andrés,thank you

Chinappi on July 5, 2012

I think it is a nice picture.

Of course, I LIKE it.

I am very happy for your visit and your comments. Thank you very much for them.



F. Zaman on July 9, 2012

Bernard,thank you

poludziber on July 10, 2012

Bella, like

F. Zaman on July 10, 2012

poludziber, thank you

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on August 5, 2012

Just beautiful!--like--AnaM

F. Zaman on August 6, 2012


Moni Quayle on March 19, 2013


very special feeling in this picture. Like5&Fav1 very much the picture but I think the wind was strong and this I don't like because of my hair, it would be like the trees ;-)

Friendly greetings,


F. Zaman on March 21, 2013

Moni Quayle,very lively note,if I would be there ,I would try to get a photo of that !

nunila77 merche on December 18, 2013

Hermoso atardecer. LIKE. Saludos cordiales desde Madrid.

F. Zaman on December 19, 2013

nunila,many thanks

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Photo taken in Haji Ali Government Colony, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 24, 2012
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2012/06/09 18:14:47
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 11.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash