DARGAH OF SAYEED ZAIN-UD-DIN

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Location: Khuldabad Near Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Mausoleum Of: Sayeed Zain-ud-din



The mausoleum of the Muslim saint, Sayeed Zain-ud-din is located in a complex in Khuldabad near Aurangabad where there are three other graves of Aurangzeb's, his wife and second son, Azam Shah. Its doors are beautifully inlaid with slabs of silver, brass and bronze, while the steps leading to it are encrusted with highly polished semi-precious stones donated by the wandering Muslim ascetics, or fakirs, who formerly came here on pilgrimages.

The Robe of the Prophet is revealed to the public once a year, on the twelfth day of the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal (usually around November), when the tomb becomes the focus of a festival attracting crowds of worshippers from all over India. On the other days it is locked away behind a small door is Rauza's most jealously guarded relic. Few other buildings in this Dargah are a small mosque (on the west side of the main courtyard) and the Nakkar Khanna, or Music Hall, which on high days and holy days, hosts performances of qawwali.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Aurangabad is the nearest airport from Khuladabad.

Rail: Jalgoan is the nearest railway station.

Road: There are regular buses between Aurangabad and Ellora. From Ellora Khuldabad can be reached by private taxis. Khuldabad is a part of the MTDC tour to Ellora.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation facilities are available at the various hotels at Aurangabad.



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