Rahman Nir Raheem.
Salle 'Ala Syedina Mohammedin Wo 'Ala Al-li-hi
Syedina Mohammedin Wo Barik Wo Salim.
Inna Awliya Allahi la Khauf-un Alaihim wa Lahum Yah-Zanoon"
Hazrat Allauddin Kaazan Shattari (RA),
Hazrat Allauddin Kaazan Shattari (RA) also known as
Hazrat Shaikh Mohammed
Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast (RA)
3) Hazrat Shah Zahoor Haji
Hazrat Pir Shah Nafah (RA) or Nafah Shah Baba (RA)
HAZRAT ALLAUDDIN KAAZAN SHATTARI ALSO KNOWN AS HAZRAT SHAIKH
MOHAMMED ULAA (R.A) ( KHALIFA-E-HAZRAT PEER ABDULLAH SHATTARI
(RA), THE FOUNDER OF SILSALA-E-SHATTARI (
ALSO KNOWN SHUTTARI SILSILA ) IN INDIA.
from Hazrat Abdullah Shattari (RA) was passed on to Hazrat Allauddin
Kaazan Shattari (RA) also known as Hazrat Shaikh Mohammed Ulaa
(RA) (d.1495) (11th shawwal 901 hijri) After receiving Khilafat
he worked on his own spirituality, attained enlightenment and
spent rest of his life in propagating spiritual Sufi messages
in Shattari way. He lived in Muzzafarpur, a small town in southern
Bihar India. Shrine of Hazrat Allauddin Kaazan Shattari
is located on a small hill in a small town near vaishali gadh,
Hazipur Bihar. India. Near to his shrine we can find shrine
of his eldest son Makhdoom Mansoor Halaaj Shaheed.
Mazar-e-Mubark Hazrat Allauddin Kaazan Shattari (RA)
of Sayed Shah Durwesh Ashraf, Bitho Sharif, Gaya, Bihar
Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast (RA)
/ TOWN / TALUK : Small village on the banks of Ganga River in
Hajipur near Vishali ( 20 kms from Patna )
: Vaishali District
Inna Awliya Allahi la Khauf-un Alaihim wa Lahum Yah-Zanoon"
Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast (RA) was third son of Hazrat
Allauddin Kaazan Shattari and Khilafat was further Passed on
to Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast (d 1538) (12th Shawwal
944 hijri). The Dargah Shareef of Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah
Sarmast (RA) is located in a small village near Vaishali, Hajipur,
around 20 kilometers from Patna - Bihar. India. This Village
is situated on the banks of Ganga River. Famous Mughal king
Humayun was a dedicated follower of Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah
Sarmast and took his advice on worldly, political and spiritual
of Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast (RA)
Hazrat Shah Zahoor Haji Huzoor (RA). (d. 1523) (22nd Zilhaz
/ TOWN / TALUK : Malikana kabrastan, Ratan Sarai (Railway Station),
: Bihar , India.
Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast (RA) gave Khilafat to Hazrat
Shah Zahoor Haji Huzoor The Dargah Shareef of Hazrath Shah Zahoor
Haji Huzoor (RA) is located Malikana kabrastan, Ratan Sarai
(Railway Station), Sivani, Bihar. India. It is believed that
he adopted two children named Shaikh Fariduddin Jahangir and
Shaikh Khatiruddin. These children are known in history as Shaikh
Behlul Fatah and Hazrat Shaikh Mohammed Gouse Gwaliori respectively.
Mazar-e-Mubarak Hazrat Shah Zahoor Haji Huzoor
Following are some of Famous Awliyas / Sufi Saints of Silsala-e-Shattari
/ Silsala-e-Shuttari :-
Hazrat Abdullah Shattari Mast (RA) Founder of the Silsala
( Kila Mandav, Dhar, Madhya Pradesh )
Hazrat Allauddin Kaazan Shattari (RA) ( Hajipur, Bihar )
Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast Shattari (RA) ( Hajipur,
Hazrat Shah Zahoor Haji Huzoor Shattari(RA), Malikana kabrastan,
Ratan Sarai Ratan
Sarai ( Railway Station ), Sivani, Bihar.
Hazrath Shah Sultan Haji Hameed Mohammed Shattari ( Ghouse-e-Gwaliori
Hazrat Shah Wajihuudin Gujrati Husaini Kadri Shattari (Khanpur,
Hazrat Shah Abdullah Husaini Kadri Shattari (Khanpur, Ahmadabad
Hazrat Sayyed Shah Moulana Qutub-ul-Aktaab Haashim Peer Dastageer
Husaini Kadri Shattari (Bijapur, Karnataka).
Hazrat Qutb-e-Zamaa Sufi Sarmast Ali Shah Qalander Husaini (RA)
( direct desecent of Hazrat Hashim Peer Dastageer (RA) (Nandura
Dist. Buldhana, Maharashtra)
Hazrat Sufi Abdullah Shah Husaini Qadri Shattari (Bijapur, Karnataka)
Hazrat Sufi Ghafoor Shah Qalander Husaini Kadri Shattari (Ganesh
peth, Daroowala pool, Pune - Maharashtra)
Hazrat Sufi Hidayatulllah Shah Husaini Kadri Shattari (Nandura
,Dist. Buldhana, Maharashtra)
Bangalore a very Famous Dargah Shareef of Sufi Saint belonging
to Silsala-e-Shuttaria is of Hazrath Attah-ulla shah Shuttari
(RA), who is very well known as the peer-o-murshid of Hazrat
Hyder Ali Khan Bahadur (RA) father of Hazrat Tippu Sultan Shaheed
: Vaishali is well connected by road to Patna (56 Kms), Muzaffarpur
(36 Kms) and Hazipur (35 Kms)
Makhdoom Yahya Maneri :
Hazarat Makhdoom Yahya Maneri was a famous Indian Sufi saint
of 13th century. His tomb lies in a Masjid, located in Maner,
29 Km from Patna, Bihar, India. The sacred shrine is locally
known as Bari (meaning big) and Choti (meaning small) Dargah.
Like several other shrines of Sufi saints, Hazarat Makhdoom
Yahya Maneri is revered both by Muslims as well as by Hindus.
This shrine has remained a place of pilgrimage since very old
time, and Sikandar Lodi and the Mughal emperor Babar (1520-1530)
had also visited the shrine. This is the most secred Muslim
shrine in Bihar.
2. The other one is Choti Dargah or Daulat
Shahs Tomb which is one of the finest mausoleums of
the Eastern India. It is a magnificent domed structure with
four twelve-sided minarets in its flanks
Nearest Airport: Patna- 29 Km
Railway Station: Patna- 29 Km
Pir Shah Nafah Shrine : There is an inscription
on the entrance of the Dargah which speaks:
Aalee Teri Sarkar Hai Nafah-Shah; Mashaa-Allah Sakhi Darbar
the present fort area the oldest building inside the fort is
a sacred Muhammdan shrine built on an elevated piece of ground
near the southern gate. It is said that it was a mazar of a
Pir or Saint whose name is still unknown. He is said to have
traveled from Persia to Ajmer and from there came down to Munger
under the instructions from Khwaza Moin-Uddin Chisti- the famous
Sufi Saint and Lived at Munger for many years and also died
here in 596 A.H, corresponding to 1177 A.D. He was buried in
an obscure place near the ramparts and with the lapse of years
exact burial place was forgotten. Ultimately, in 1497 A.D. when
the ramparts of the fort being repaired by the Governor, Prince
was he who ordered a mosque to be built over that place. So
since 1497 the particular place has been known as the Dargah
of Shah Nafah, nafah being a Persian word meaning pod
of musk. Over the gateway there is an inscription set
up by Prince Danyal and a round the Shrine are many old tombs
in a delapitated state. There is a popular tradition that Prince
danyal got a divine dream about the exact location of the Dargah
of Shah Nafah. A hint was given to him that the Dargah existed
where the earth gave out the fragrance of Nafah (Kasturi).
is significant to note that the Dargah attracts not only the
Muslims but also the Hindus of the town. The offering of Chaddar
and holding a musicial programme has become an annual feature
on 1st of January every year. The dargah is said to be the protector
of the town and a place of wish fulfillments. All those who
pass through the road bow their heads in remembrance of the
of the Great Saint.
Bihari Sufis, who belonged to the Wajudia School, believed that
'Everything is He (Hama Oast) 'and reconciled religion with
philosophy. Some of the early Bihari Muslims, as Sheikh Aaz
of Karo (Gaya) and Ahmad Bihari, held views for which they were
ordered for confinement and punished with chains. According
to H. Shuaiv, Sultan Firuz Shah Tughluq at the instance of the
orthodox Ulema of Delhi put the saint of Sheikhpura, Sheikh
Aaz and Ahmad Bihari to death. Researches have revealed that
Sufism had reached Bihar and its neighbouring regions even before
the Turkish conquest. Its earliest adherents belonged to the
Chisty and Soharwardia order of the Sufis.
of the well-known representatives of the Chisty order were Hazrat
Mohammed Shahab-ud-din (RA) or 'Pir Jagjot' of Jethuli, Hazrat
Badr-e-Alam of Choti Dargah, Hazrat Mir Fazlullah Gosain of
Daira, Hazrat Farid-ud-din Tawaila Bux of Chandpura, Hazrat
Ahmad Isa Taj of Bhaisaur, Hazrat Ataullah Baqhdadi of Mir Dad
and Hazrat Syed Sadr-ud-din Zahidi (RA) - all belonging to the
town of Biharsharif (Nalanda).
another notable center of activity of the Chisty Sufis, acquired
considerable fame for its association with such scholarly saints
as HazratMir Zahi Madariad Sarani of Sepaha, Hazrat Abdul Malik
of Ushri and Hazrat Mohammed Syed Hasan of Hasanpura. Though
the Shuttaria orders have now sunk into oblivion, there was
a time when they had a great hold on the people of Bihar. Hazrat
Syed Jamal-ud-din Madar of Makanpur (Uttar Pradesh) who had
come over to Bihar was a well-known representative of the Madaria
order. His mausoleum at Hilsa contains a dated inscription.
One of the greatest Sufis of the Shuttaria order was Hazrat
Abul Faiz Qazin Ola of Bania Basarh, near Vaishali.
Qadri order is said to be "now one of the chief Sufi order
of this province. We had one of its best representatives, Hazrat
Sayed Muhammad of Amjhar Sarif in the Aurangabad district".
The most important of all the Sufi orders in Bihar, however,
was the Soharwardia, especially its sub-section, the Firdausia
Silsila, one of whose most celebrated saints was Hazrat Sharf-ud-din
Ahmad, who was born at Maner in 1262 and died at Biharsharif
in 1377. The Mosques and Khankahs of the Sufi saints and preachers
soon became centers of learning and veritable madarsas. Saif
Khan's mosque and madarsa with its many saintly scholars on
its staff, flourished till the end of the eighteenth century.
The mosque of Hazrat Ataullah Zasinabi at Phulwari, bearing
an inscription of Akbar's time, still stands and the madarsa
still continues. Mulla Abul Husan of Darbhanga, the saintly
scholar who taught Princess Zebunnisa, the accomplished daughter
of Emperor Aurangzeb, and the five scholarly members of the
syndicate that compiled Fatwa-i-Alamgiri, were all great saints
of their time.
In Bihar, there are hundreds of holy places associated with
various Sufi Saints. Some of ;those places are :-
It is a large village of historical antiquities, situated in
the extreme northwest of Danapur Sub-division, about 32-kms
west of Patna on Patna-Arrah Highway.
In the early ages Maner was a center of learning and it is said
that grammarian Panini, and also Bararuchi, lived and studied
here. Maner contains two well-known Mohammedan tombs, that of
Hazrat Shah Daulat or Makhdum Daulat, known as the Chhoti Dargah,
and the other that of Hazrat Sheikh Yahia Maneri or Makhdum
Yahia, called the Bari Dargah. Hazrat Makhdum Daulat died at
Maner in 1608, and Ibrahim Khan, Governor of Bihar and one of
the saint's disciples completed the erection of his mausoleum
in 1616. The building is exceptionally fine one, with walls
containing carvings of great delicacy and high finish. It stands
on a raised platform, and at each corner rises a slender tower
of graceful proportions. A great dome crowns it, and the ceiling
is covered with carved inscriptions from the Quran. Every detail
of it is characteristic of the architecture of Jehangir's reign,
and it is by far the finest monument of the Mughals in Eastern
India. Inside the compound there is a mosque also built by Ibrahim
Khan in 1619, while a fine gateway bearing an older inscription
corresponding to 1603-01, affords access to the north. The tomb
of Hazrat Yahia Maneri (RA) lies in a mosque to the east of
a large tank, with masonry walls and ghats, and pillared porticos
jutting out into it, which is connected with the old bed of
the River Sone by a tunnel 400-ft long.
Nearly 7 kms from Patna junction Railway Station, Phulwari Sharif
is an important Islamic pilgrimage. It has been always a favorite
abode of Sufi saints in various times. Hazrat Pir Muzibullah
Qadri (RA) was on of those in the 18th Century. The Khankah
Muzibia founded by him at Phulwari Sharif is called the Bari
Khankah. An old Madarsa here has been the most important center
for teaching of Islamic philosophy since its establishment.
There is also an archaeologically important and worth seeing
ancient Sangi Masjid (mosque) built of red stones at Phulwari
Sharif. The Mughal Emperor Humayun built it. Sacred hairs of
the beard of Paigamber Hazrat Muhammad Saheb is preserved here
in the Bari Khankah that attracts
throngs of his followers and a big mela is held every year.
This is headquarters of Nalanda district that lays 30-kms south
of Bakhtiarpur on NH-31. This is also a railhead on the Bakhtiarpur-
Rajgir branch line of the eastern Indian Railway. This town
is known as Biharsharif, owing to its many Muslim tombs that
still retain traces of its former importance as a Muslim pilgrimage.
There is a hill called Pir Pahari, about 1-km to the northwest
of the town. At its summit is the dargah or mausoleum of the
Saint Hazrat Mallik Ibrahim Bayu, round which are tem smaller
tombs. It is a brick structure surmounted by a dome and bears
inscriptions showing that the saint died in 1353. Another great
dargah is that of Hazrat Makhdum Shah Sharif-ud-din, also called
Makhdum- ul -Mulk, who died here in 1379; the inscription over
the entrance shows that his tomb was built in 1569. This tomb,
which stands on the south bank of the river, is held in great
veneration by the local Mohammedans, who assemble here on the
5th day of Sawan to celebrate the anniversary of his death.The
Chhoti Dargah is the shrine of Hazrat Badruddin Badr-I-Alam,
famous saint who died here in 1440.
This is a Muslim pilgrimage, some 26-kms from the Sitamarhi
town. The place is treated to be very sacred after Bihar Sharif
and Phulwari Sharif.
Khankah Emadia, Mangal Talab, Patna Saheb (Patna)
One of the offsprings in the family of prominent Sufi Saint
Hazrat Pir Muzibullah Qadri (RA) had founded another Khankah
during 19th Century near a tank called Mangal Talab that is
situated in the Patna City Chowk area. It is called Khankah
Emadia that houses a Madarsa. An Urs is held here annually when
throngs of devotees assemble and pay their respect to their
beloved Sufi Saint.
Khankah Samarkandia (Darbhanga)
of a Muslim saint, named Hazrat Maulana Samarkandi Rahamtullah
Alaih is situated about one and half kilometers east of
mohallah Mishra Tola and on the westerly south corner of a tank
known as Sukhi Dighi, south of the Darbhanga railway station.
It is said that the saint had demonstrated miracles on many
occasions and had helped people overcome their problems. It
is said that the saint hand established here a Khankah about
132 years back. The annual Urs of the saint is held here in
the month of July. Women are not allowed to participate in the
Dargahs, Mazars, Tombs and Mausoleums
Sharif of Mittan Ghat, Patna Saheb (Patna)
A beautiful double storied mosque was built by Mugal Prince
Azim on the banks of the Ganges at Mittan Ghat in Patna City
area that was previously called Azimabad during the reign of
Mugal Emperor Aurangzeb. This mosque was built for Mulla Mittan
who was teacher of the Prince. It was the place from where the
great Sufi Saint Hazrat Makhdum Muneem used to preach his disciples
during the 18th Century. The ancient mosque still exists and
is popularly known as Dargah Sharif. Every year, after five
days of the "Id" festival, an annual Urs Chiraga is
held here when devotees assemble at this Dargah Sharif in great
Dargah of Hazrat Saiyadana Mohammad Jilani Amjhari Qadri (RA)
Amjhar Sharif (Aurangabad)
is an important Islamic pilgrimage in the Aurangabad district.
It is about 10 kiometers from Panchrukhia on the Daudnagar -
Gaya Road ( about 100 kms from Patna) under Haspura Police Station.
There is an ancient Mazar (Grave) of a Muslim saint Hazrat Saiyadana
Mohammad Jilani Amjhari Quadri. His Urs Mubaraq (Anniversary)
is celebrated here in the first week of Rabi Allab (June) every
year. Thousands of Muslim pilgrims visit this place from all
over India on this auspicious occasion. Holy Hairs of the Saint,
which is still preserved here, are put on Holy Display during
the Annual Urs.
of Shah Arzan's (Lakri Dargah), (Gopalganj)
The village is situated about 24-kms north of Siwan and has
apparently derived its name from a Muslim tomb that it contains.
The tomb is that of a Mohammedan saint named Hazrat Shah Arzan
who hailed from Patna. It is said he was attracted by the solitude
of the place and had performed a chilla or a religious contemplation
of 40 days. He also set up a religious establishment, which
was endowed by the Emperor Aurangazeb. The anniversary of the
saint's death is celebrated on the 11th of Rabi-us-sani every
year, which attracts a large crowd.
of Hazrat Shah Zahoor, Bazidpur (Nawada)
The famous Dargah of the great Saint Shah Zahoor Ali Warsi (of
19th Century) is situated in Bazidpur village under Nawada district.
Special feature of this historical Dargah is it's strong following
both among Muslims and Hindus.A colourful congregation is witnessed
on the occasion of annual "Urs-e-Mubarak" which is
held on the 28th day of 'Iddul Azha' according to Islamic calendar.
This celebration is now carried on by the fifth generation of
the great saint " Shah Zahoor Ali Warsi".
of Makhdum Hazrat Sultan Ahmed Charampose, Biharsharif (Nalanda)
The biggest and the oldest building of Mohalla-Amber in the
Biharsharif town (Nalanda), is Tomb of Hazarat Makhdum Sultan
Saiyad Shah Ahmed Charampose Teg Barhana Rahmatulla Alaih. He
was born in the year 1236 and passed away in 1335 (according
to Islamic calendar 657 - 776 Hizri). He is ranked to a very
high order among other Sufi saints and Auliahs. Many stories
about the Saint are prevalent among people even today. According
to one such story, the Saint was once on a visit to Tibbet.
The Ruler and people of that state, for their misconceptions,
tried to inflict harm on him. The saint, for his self-defense,
just raised one of his fingers and heads of those mischievous
people instantaneously fell off their bodies. After this incident,
adjective of "Tang Barhana" (A Sword out of the Sheath)
was added to the Saint's name. Another adjective of "Charampose"
is added to his name for that, he always wore skin of a Dumba
(specie different from ordinary goat), which was offered to
him by Hazrat Hussain Pyare, his chief disciple.Thousands and
thousand of people participate in the "Urs" celebrated
here in memory of the Saint every year.
of Hazrat Shekh Sharifuddin Yahya Maneri, Biharsharif (Nalanda)
Another great dargah at Biharsharif is that of Makhdum Shah
Sharif-ud-din, also called Makhdum- ul -Mulk, who died here
in 1379. An inscription over entrance of the dargah shows that
his tomb was built in 1569. It stands on the south bank of the
river and is held in a great veneration by the local Mohammedans,
who assemble here on the 5th day of Sawan to celebrate anniversary
of his death.
of Hazrat Masar Dewan, Masurhi (Bhojpur)
The village, which is situated 5-kms east of Jagdishpur, has
a 300 years old grave of a Muslim saint Masar Dewan. It is held
as sacred by the Muslims.
Mazar of Mamu-Bhagina, Minapur
Khan, the maternal uncle of Aurangzeb, erected a tomb known
as Mamu Bhagana ki Kabar. It is situated near the pond of Shivai
Singh in the mouza of Jarwa. Taj Khan built the tomb of Makhdum
Shah Abul Fateh Sheikh Shuttari in mouza Tangaul. The tomb of
Bar Khurdar Aulia Shaheb is near Hatsarganj police outpost.
In Mohalla Khatte Ruknuddin there are two tombs, one of Hafiz
Barkhurdar and to the east of it is the tomb of his disciple
Ruknuddin Shaheb. The tomb of Hazrat Maohiuddin alias Pir Damaria
Shaheb is in Minapur, which is built of marble. Other tombs
of Kamaluddin Shaheb and Khaja Mohiuddin Chisti, disciple of
Baba Fariduddin Gunj Shakar Multani are also here. Emperor Jahangir
built the tomb of Syed Haji, son of Syed Dost Muhammad. The
tomb of Hazrat Jalaluddin Abdul is to the east of Nepali temple.
The tomb of Khwaja Bhil is on mouza Chakbhil near Bagmati. He
was also a disciple of Baba Gunj Shakar.
of Hajrat Jandaha (Vaishali)
The grave of a revered Muslim Saint is still pointed out at
Hazrat Jandaha, 32 kms east of Hajipur and about 14 kms north
of Mahnar village in the Hajipur sub-division of the Vaishali
district. The Saint gave this name to the place and the river
that flows past it, was known as Diwan Sah Ali. It is said that
one hot summer day he felt very thirsty, and asked a by-stander
to fetch him some water. The man was rude enough to reply that
there was no water to be had close by. At this the Shah got
very angry, and in his anger called on the water to flow that
way, saying ' Biah ' (Persian-- ' Come '). Immediately a river
began to approach the place, cutting away intervening land and
causing devastation and ruin to the villages as it advanced.
This so terrified the neighbouring people that they came in
a body and implored the Shah to have pity on them and cause
the river to spare their lands. He then called out Jandah (do
not drown) and the river stopped encroaching and began to flow
quietly in its present channel. Thus the river was called Baya
and the town Jandaha. This Diwan Sah Ali was himself the subject
of miracle, performed on him in his infancy by his uncle, who
was equally remarkable and he lived in Hajipur where his tomb
is still pointed out. His name was Makhdum Shah Abdul Fatah.
It is said that, on one occasion, during one of his fits of
ecstasy, which lasted for long periods, he threw his nephew
Shah Ali who was only six days old into the river Gandak calling
on the river saint Khwaja Khizr to educate him and take care
of him. After six years, when he had recovered his mother told
him what he had done and what a grievous injury he had caused
to his brother and sister-in-law, who had never ceased bewailing
the loss of their only child. Thereupon Makhdum Shah told her
not to grieve, and going to the river said--" Khawaja Khizr,
give me back my nephew, whom I committed to your care six years
ago. " On this, the river began to roll and out came the
boy, roved and jeweled like prince. Though young, he was thoroughly
conversant with all the religious laws, and afterwards became
the famous Hazrat Shah Ali from whom Hazrat Jandaha got its
name. There is a mosque situated a few steps away from the river
appertaining to the 15th Century.
of Kanti (Muzaffarpur)
Kanti is an important and progressive village about 15 kms from
Muzaffarpur to the west on the road between Motipur and Muzaffarpur.
It is situated on a Man (water channel). There is a Mazarof
a Muslim saint, which draws a large crowd throughout the year.
of Khwaja Pir's, Saran Khas (Saran)
A village in the Sadar subdivision 40 kms northeast of Chapra
and 25 kms north of Manjhi. It contains extensive ancient remains
now covered for the most part by cultivated fields. There is
an abrupt rise at Makdum Shah's dargah, a little south of Harpur,
which continues for a couple of miles south till it terminates
somewhat more abruptly beyond Khwaja Pir's Mazar. On the east
of this elevated site suns a stream known locally by two names,
Gandaki and Saryu. This is well defined and may have been a
channel made in ancient days for water supply. West of this
and parallel to it, the high ground extends for an average width
of not less than about half a kilometer. On approaching the
southern end a pile near a mound is observed, on which are the
remains of a brick building. It is learnt that this pile is
the Ganj-i-Shahi-dan or martyr's heap near the traditional Rajas's
kot. This indicates a desperate assault at some time on a Hindu
stronghold. Further on, there are Khwaja Pir's Mazar, and two
tombs on an open enclosure.
of Makdum Saiyed Hasan Chisti, Hasanpura (Siwan)
The village is situated about 21-kms south of Siwan on the Bank
of Dhanai River. According to tradition, Makdum Saiyed Hasan
Chisti, a saint who came from Arabia to India and settled here,
founded this village. He also founded a Khankah (religious institution)
here. The village contains remains of a large mosque and tomb
of the Saint, which is visited by both Hindus and Muslims. The
grave is a large open court to the west of the village.
Mazar of Hazrat Data Kambal Shah, Pakki Sarai (Muzaffarpur)
About 4 kms from Muzaffarpur there is a mausoleum of Hazrat
Data Kambal Shah Rahamtullah Alaih who was a Muslim saint. It
is said that he did hold position of a Qutab in the Muzaffarpur
city in his times. Many stories of his miracles are prevalent
in the society. The annual Urs of the saint is held here every
year after the 7th day of the "Id" festival that continues
for next 6 days. Thousands of devotees from every nook and corner
of country come here to participate in the said Urs.
of Hazrat Bibi Kamaal Sahiba, Kako (Jehanabad)
The village is the headquarters of the block of the same name
and is situated on the Jehanabad-Biharsharif road, about 10-kms
east of Jehanabad railway station. According to a local legend,
Ram Chandra's stepmother, Rani Kaikeyi of Ayodhya lived here
for sometime and the village took its name after her. The village
has also a Mazar of Hazrat Bibi Kamaal Sahiba, a great Muslim
lady saint. It is said that this lady was the aunt of Hazrat
Makhdum Saheb of Biharsharif and possessed divine powers.
of Sufi Ahmad Sajjad, Panhessa (Nalanda)
Panhessa is a village on Biharsharif - Rajgir road in the Nalanda
district. This village was abode of Maulana Abul Mohasin Mohammad
Sajjad who was a great religious scholar of Islamic pantheon.
He was the founder of the Emarat-e-Sharia, Phulwarishariff that
has the highest order among the Muslim's institution. Ahmad
Sajjad was elder brother of the Maulana. He also was a great
Sufi saint of his times. He was a very popular saint and the
people had deep regards for him. Stories of the saint's miracles
are still prevalent among natives of the village. His Mazar
is located near a mosque in the village where Urs of the great
Sufi Saint is celebrated every year on the 27th day of Muharram.
Considerably large numbers of Muslims, as well as, Hindu devotees
participate in the Urs.
TOMBS OF HISTORICAL & ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIGNIFIANCE
of Sher Shah (Rohtas)
The great mausoleum of Sher Shah is situated in the western
outskirts of the town in the center of a large excavated tank
or lake. This beautiful and impressive structure was built towards
the middle of the 16th century. Hexagonal in shape and built
of stone, it is the second highest tomb in India. It is a fine
specimen of Pathan architecture that catches eyes of tourists
at the very first glance.
of Hasan Khan Sur (Rohtas)
The old tomb of Hassan Khan Sur, father of Sher Shah is also
known as Sukha Rauza. It is situated in the heart of the Sasaram
town. This tomb contains inside its courtyard, a small mosque
and a madarsa or school. Outside the compound wall on the western
side there is a large stepped well with stone ghats on its southern
and eastern sides, covered galleries on the north and west and
a large well in its center.
of Chandan Shahid (Rohtas)
This is situated on the summit of the hill, hardly 30 feet to
the east of the above cave. There is also an old mosque at the
foot of the hill that contains an inscription referring to its
construction during the reign of Jehangir in 1613 A.D.
of Pir Pahar (Munger)
About 5-kms east of the town is a hill called Pir Pahar, from
the top of which a fine view of the surrounding country is obtained.
The hill is called after an old Mohammedan saint or Pir. There
are two old tombs side by side at the foot of the hill, on one
of which there is an inscription to the memory of one Mary Anne
Beckett, who died in 1832, while the other has a damaged inscription
showing, till a few years ago, that it is in memory of a person
named D'Oyly; the portion containing the name has now disappeared.
Tomb of Mulla Muhammad Said (Munger)
This is situated on the top of the bastion at the southwest
angle of the fort. The Mulla was a Persian poet and had come
to India from Mazandran near the Caspian Sea, during the reign
of the Emperor Aurangazeb, who employed him as a tutor to his
daughter Zibunnisa Begum. The Mulla died in 1704 A.D. and his
tomb existed till the early years of this century, when it was
demolished and the grave removed.
of Pir Shah Nufa (Munger)
The building is raised inside the southern gate of the fort
on the top of a small mound, about 25' high. The building of
the tomb consists of a domed tomb chamber with a prayer room
or mosque and a rest room attached to it. A few carved stones
are to be seen embedded in the low platform to the south of
the tomb, and disfigured with unsightly holes or depressions
made by those who believed in their efficacy to cure certain
diseases of children.
Other objects of attraction : Pirganj
Gadh of Pir Saheb is situated 13 kms North from headquarters
of the Supaul block and 4 kms South of headquarters of the Kishunpur
block. This gadh is spread over an area of about 60 acres. There
is a block of stone, which is said to be gradually increasing
in shape and size and has become larger than the earlier. This
stone has now interestingly become a sacred object. It is said
that one can easily lift it up if he has a deep regard for it,
on the contrary he cannot do so if he has even a little bit
of disregard for the same. As said, earlier some thieves tried
to steal away this stone but could not do so. They had to abandon
the stone before they get out of the periphery, as they turned
blind and the stone itself came back to it's original position.
By Air (Air Route Map) Nearest Airport Patna
(61 kms) / Gaya (158 kms)
rail (Rail Route Map) Nearest railheads Hazipur;
road Connected by good roads with all Indian cities.
to Stay : Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation's
Hotels at Vaishali and Muzaffarpur
Tariff range: Rs. 75/- for Dormitory bed and Rs.600/-
for Double bedded room.
private Hotels, Rest houses and Dharmshalas are also available
at Hajipur and Muzaffarpur.
taxis / buses from Hajipur and Muzaffarpur.
and Rasool Allah Sal lalahu Alaihi wa Sallam Aap ki har mushkil
door kare. Ameen. Aap ki har jayes tamana puri kare. Ameen.
Aap ki and Aap ke Ghar walon ki hayati ki darasi karne. Ameen.
Ap aur Ghar walon ke upar tah qayamat tak Auliya Allah and buzurgan-e-deen
ka saaya rahe. Ameen. Aap ko Ghar walon ko deen aur duniya me
kamiyabee hasil kare. Ameen. Ya Rabbil 'Alameen.
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wa Shafiya Zunubina wa Tabeeba Zaherana wa Batina Mohammedinw
wa 'Ala Alihi wo Ashabihi wo Auliyahi wa Ummatihi bi Rahmatika
ya Ar-Rahmarraheem wal Hamdullilahi Rabbil 'Alameen.
aur Rasool-e-Kareem, Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi Wa Sallam and Hazrat
Allauddin Kaazan Shattari (RA) almaroof Hazrat Shaikh Mohammed
Ulaa (RA), Hazrat Abul Fatah Hidayatullah Sarmast (RA) and Hazrat
Shah Zahoor Haji Huzoor (RA)
may do khass Nazar e Karam on you and your family and your beloved
ones. Ameen. Ya Rabbil 'Alameen.