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The Sacred Dargah of Hazrat Abbas in Lucknow

durga of siya muslims famous for its historical and indian independence

Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, popularly known as the city of Nawabs,
is the centre of the Shia Muslims in India.
Being one of the historic cities of India,
the architectures found in this city are
mostly are Nawabi in their style.
Lucknow is not only the heartland of
***the Shia Muslims but also the abode of ***
their oldest shrine, Dargah of Hazrat Abbas.
Located in Rustam Nagar area of Lucknow,
Dargah of Hazrat Abbas is the
most respected shrine in the city.
It was constructed by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan
in the year 1798. According to the popular belief,
an Indian Muslim brought Hazrat Abbas's sacred Alam
to Lucknow, after having a dream about it.
The Dargah was constructed in the house of this poor man
after the news of this miracle spread out wide.
Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, later on, gilded the dome
of the Dargah with gold and also built separate
enclosures for men and women. In the later years,
a huge double-storied gateway was constructed by
Nawab Ghazi ud din Haider. He also provided silver-foiled
doors to the inner sanctum where the holy Alam was preserved.
*** Malka Zamani, one of the Begums ***
during the Nawab's rule, started a free kitchen
at the site for the poor.
*****It is also said that during independence,*****
the Dargah was the centre of the
***Indian Soldiers against the British.***
People from every religious belief come to the Dargah
of Hazrat Abbas to offer prayers with much respect.
The atmosphere, specially during Nauchaandi Jummeraat,
is extremely holy and enlightening.
A visit to this sacred shrine provide
immense calm and peace to the mind.
Nandni | September 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

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