: Penugonda District : Anantapur State :
Auliyas Name : Hazrath Syed Baba Fakruddin
Syedna Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy (Rahmatullah
Alaih) is a great Sufi saint of 12 th century.His Mausoleum is located in a place
called Penukonda,Anantapur District,Andhra Pradesh.This place is located on NH
7 i.e Bangalore - Hyderabad highway and is around 120 Kilometers from Bangalore
and 90 Kilometers from Anantapur.
coming to Penukonda, he was a king of Sistan and Shahpur in Iran. He renounced
the world for the sake of Allah and was, his disciples say, a true follower of
Islam who then found his Murshid (Spiritual Guide) that is, Hazarath Tabr-e-Aalam
Baadshah Nathar Vali (Rehmatullah Alaih), who himself was a king who also had
renounced the world for the Almighty's cause in a place called Tiruchirapalli(Tamilnadu).
After serving Hazarath for several years on the latter's command he left for Penukonda
in order to preach.
says that he was searching for a place to settle and his Guru gave him a dry twig
and said to him wherever this twig will bloom to a big plant stay there. He planted
the twig and slept under atree only to awake and saw it become a beautiful plant
and he stayed there. He is called Babaiah by the local people and thousands of
man have taken his name over centuries with love and respect to this great saint.We
can find lots of Babaiahs if we move around the surrounding villages or for that
matter Anantapur district in AP India. He is revered with full faith and great
deity by all religions...
Main Gate to Mausoleum of Hazarth Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy
: One day
Baba was preaching a king on how one can live even after his/her death and advocated,
person who hardened the body by subjecting to intense religious zeal attains unity
with Almighty and the body wont decay and will be alive till Qayamat (Dooms
bring clarity, Baba quoted an example, which is as follows: -
pots made of clay, one just dried in sun and the other burnt in a furnace, buried
after digging two separate pits in the mud. After few days, when both the pits
opened, the burnt pot has well in tact its form and shape whereas the pot that
was dried but not burnt, has lost its form and turned into clay. Likewise, when
a human burns himself by truthfully following Allah and his Prophets preachings
he/she shall be alive even in the grave and the body wont get touched by
mud or any insects.
the king was still doubtful, Baba stated that, the king can check for himself,
by opening Babas grave, for body being untouched by the mud even after 40
years of Baba leaving the world. For this king replied that, he is already old
and may die even before 40 years. Baba smiled and offered his 40 years of life
to the king to verify after 40 years by opening the burial. He also said if he
couldnt wait for 40 years, he could open after 40 days of his burial.
Baba passed away after few days. On 40th day, king and others dig the burial place
of Baba and observed that the body is fresh with a smile on the face. The king
got convinced. However, to substantiate, after 40 years they did it again and
found that the Baba's body is still fresh and with full of flowers. As
commanded by Baba, three flowers were taken which were on His chest.
Hazarth Syed Behlul
Sha (R.A) is a Sufi Saint of 12th century,his dargah is in
Penukonda on NH 7 towards Bangalore 2.5 KMs away from Dargah of Hazarth Syedna
Khwaja Baba Fakhruddin (R.A).
was a resident of Penukonda during the Baba's time,and was successful in subdueing
evil powers and attained martyrdom.
Chilla Pahad of
Qalandar-e-Barhaq Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) - Rocks melt to take imprints of
Sarakar Syedul Aarifeen Baba Fakhruddin (R.A)
Fakhruddin (R.A) observed meditation for spiritual attainment and nearness
to Allah at various location on his journey till Tirchy, where he found his spiritual
Master and also on the way to Penukonda,places where Baba meditated include Afghanistan,
Kashmir, forest of Gujrat, Sri Lanka, Sandur and Tirchy to name a few.
Penukonda, Syedna Baba Fakhruddin meditated in the dargah premise and on a hill
outside the town limits and also under water in the nearby lake.
Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) observed meditation in the cave situated outside penukonda
towards the southern side of the hill rocks of chilla pahad for 12 years, so much
was the rigor of the meditation the meditation seat where baba sat has deep body
imprints of Syedul Aaarifeen Baba Fakhruddin (R.A).The miracle here is the imprints
are on the top of the cave rock, this happens when one attains zenith of spiritual
As per Huzoor Mohammed (PUBH) hadith " Meri Aal
Meri Chaal Hain,Meri Chaal Meri Aal Hain" ( Translation: My heirs are those
who take my path). Baba Fakhruddin mediatated in the cave as Huzoor Mohammed Mustfa
(PUBH) did in Gaar-e-Hira and as the stone use to take imprints of Huzoor Mohammed
Mustafa (PUBH) it did too for Aal-e-nabi Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A).
This cave is accessible today to devotees, the path leading to the cave is
little tough to negotiate, one has to crawl on slippery rocks to reach this divine
place. This hill also has a stone which bears Baba's holy foot prints.
Usuf Qattal Hussain (R.A) - The Khalifa of Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A)
Shiekh ul Aarifien Hazrat Usuf Qattal Hussain (R.A) was the first Khalifa
of Qalander -e-Barhaq Hazarat Syedna Khwaja Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) and also his
Usuf Qattal Husaini was born to Hazrat Syed Ali Chilla Kash and Syeda Bibi
Fatima Rumi (R.A), he was christened by Hazrat Nathar Vali (R.A) as Usuf as he
was very handsome like the Prophet Usuf (A.S)
Usuf Qattal Husaini is the patriarch of the family of decedents of Sarkar's dynasty,
as Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) was a Qalandar and did not marry and had said
that my heirs would come from my brother Hazrat Syed Ali's family.
Tabl-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali (R.A) initiated Usuf Qattal Baba's (R.A) formal
studies and on this occasion Baba Nathar Vali (R.A) bestowed Baba Fakhruddin (R.A)
the position of Sadar Sajjada Nashien of his abode and asked him to continue it
as a hereditary position from the descendents of Hazrat Syed Ali Chilla kash (R.A)
Usuf Qattal Hussaini Saharwardy (R.A) married thrice in his life term and his
third wife was the princess of Bidar Kingdom, from her Baba Usuf Qattal had a
son Hazrat Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) who was a born waliallah
(Saint) from his mother's womb.
Usuf Qattal Hussaini had 2 sons and one daughter from his first wife,elder son
was Hazrat Syedna Baba Tajuddin (R.A) and younger son was Hazrat Baba Abdal (R.A)
and from his second wife Baba Usuf Qattal (R.A) had one son named Hazrat Syedna
Baba Nizamuddin (R.A)
Usuf Qattal's (R.A) dynasty continued from the descendents of Hazrat Syedna Baba
Usuf Qattal Hussaini's (R.A) mazar is just adjacent to Baba's Mazar-e-Mubarak
Hazrat Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) - The
Khalifa of Hazrat Usuf Qattal Baba (R.A)
Hazrat Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) was a born waliallah,he received
khilafat from Hazrat Usuf Qattal Hussaini(R.A). He was born to Baba Usuf Qattal
Hussaini (R.A) and Hazratha Syeda Zaheerun Bee (R.A), who was princeses of Bidar
Baba Farid Boodla Shakar Baran Peer (R.A) is commonly known as Chote Baba,he was
given name of a great Sufi saint of Chistia Order, Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakkar
,grand disciple of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin of Ajmer,whose mazar is in Pak Pattan
has performed many miracles during his life time and even before his birth, he
use to converse from his mother's womb.
bestowed his khilafat to Hazrat Syedna Baba Ibrahim Qureshi (R.A)
Baba's Sandal urs is observed on 17 Th and 18 Th of Dhul Hajjah (Month of Bakrid)
Mazar mubarak is in opposite side of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin's (R.A) mazar-e-mubarak.