Chirag-i-Delhi-Dargah Delhi

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The Chirag-i-Dihli's Dargah is of Sufi saint Nasir ud din Mahmud.
He was one of the favorite disciples of Hazrat Nizamuddin. It is situated in the village of Chiragh Delhi. You can reach them by either taking the Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg or the Outer Ring Road through the Soami Nagar South Colony. It is the sepulture place and tomb of Sufi saint Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud. Entitled Raushan Chiragh-i-Dihli, which means the 'Illuminated lamp of Delhi', he died in the year 1356. He was a disciple of Hazrat Nizam-ud-Din and also succeeded him to become the head of the Chishti sect. Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud was a poet as well as a mystic. 

Initially, the main tomb is enclosed within rectangular walls, built of rubble. It was constructed by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq. He Later added a small gateway on both sides of the tomb. The chamber is supported by 12 pillars. Each corner of the dome has Turrets. This dome resembles the tomb of Mubarak Shah. Like Mubarak shah's tomb, this tomb is plastered and rises from an octagonal drum.Apart from this there are several structures inside the complex of the Chirag-i-Dihli's Dargah which were added at different points of time. It includes an assembly hall (Majlis Khana), a symposium hall (Mahfil Khana) and several mosques. One of these mosques was built by Emperor Farrukhsiyar in the early eighteenth century to offer his respect to Nasir ud din Mahmud.
Dedicated to Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud

Timings: Opened all days from sunrise to sunset.

Parking: Free and open to all

How to Reach: Tourists or visitors can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this structure located in South Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.


Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

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