CHOTE HAZRAT KI DARGAH

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Location : In Devan Devadi, Hyderabad
Built In Memory Of : Hazrat Ali, The Son-In-Law Of Prophet Muhammad



Chote Hazrat ki Dargah is situated inside Devan Devadi, in Hyderabad . Climbing 400 and more stairs takes you to a place of worship built during the period of the Asif Jahis. The row of arches on the hill leading to the top is a wonderful sight. The Dargah or mortuary was built in the memory of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law of prophet Muhammad.

The Legend
Legend has it that Yakoob, a eunach in the court of Ibrahim Quli went to the hill after he saw Hazrat Ali seated on it. He saw the impression of Hazrat Ali's palm on a stone, which was similar to the one he saw in his dream. He was surprised and he had the impression hewn out and installed in a shrine, then built an arch over the spot. Later Ibrahim Shah built a mosque just beside the dargah. A 'Ashurkhana', a 'Baradari' or pavillion and a 'Naqqar Khana' or place for beating drums were added during the Qutub Shahi period.

The Dargah draws people from all over the country and abroad too, especially on the 8th and 10th days of Muharram people of all religions come here.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Hyderabad being the capital city is well connected by air from all the important cities of the country.

Rail: Hyderabad has got its own railhead and is connected with all the major cities within the state and outside.

Road: Regular bus service connects Hyderabad with all the important places within the country. For city transportation city buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws are also available.

WHERE TO STAY

For accommodation purpose tourist can check out the various budget and star hotels in Hyderabad .



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