Haji Ali Dargah,Mumbai 6/2012

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Haji Ali Dargah: One of the more spectacular religious sites in Bombay, the Haji Ali Dargah is a shrine and mosque containing the tomb of a Moslem saint named Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Situated off the shore of Bombay, the shrine is surrounded by water in high tide and is linked to the shore by a long causeway. The Dargah (tomb) dates from the 15th century, but the beautiful white domed shrine and surrounding structures were built in the 19th century and later. Although legends vary in specific details, all agree that Haji Ali was a benevolent man whose body ended up in the Arabian sea after his death but later washed up on this tiny island off the shore. Taken as a sign, a shrine was erected on the island, exactly where we see it today. The shrine is one of the holiest Moslem sites in Bombay, one that is also considered holy by Hindus! Thousands of Moslems and Hindus cross the long causeway on a daily basis to worship at the shrine hoping to have their wishes granted. The causeway is lined with beggars, as well as booths of merchants selling flowers and other goods.

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Comments (6)

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on August 23, 2012

Excellent composition in this photo- Beautiful place--like--AnaM

F. Zaman on August 25, 2012

AnaM,thanks

Rafl on January 2, 2013

ILIKE excellent palace, Happy New Year...rafl

Ijaz Ahmad on June 10, 2013

Very fine composition & Shot ,,LIKE,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

F. Zaman on June 11, 2013

Ijaz Ahmad,thank you

F. Zaman on July 1, 2013

Rafl,thank you

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Photo taken in Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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  • Uploaded on July 17, 2012
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2012/06/14 13:50:21
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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