Jul 7, 2013

Hazrat Syed Moosa Shah Qadri Dargah

Walking along the Hussaini Alam road, you will spot this huge gateway:


Behind it, stands the beautiful dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Moosa Shah Qadri.  After his passing away in the early 1800s, the dargah was built by his son. The double storeyed, domed structure is covered in intricate carvings and calligraphy. There are many smaller structures around the main tomb, where various descendants of the saint are buried.

The beautiful dargah of Hazrat Syed Moosa Shah Qadri
A closer look

 I visited the dargah a couple of years ago - at the time, the main dome was a faded green. In fact, the first picture of the gateway is from that visit. When I went again with Anuradha in June, the entire complex was freshly painted and the dome is now white:)

8 comments:

  1. You have an amazing blog! Made me super nostalgic and will use your blog as a tour guide to show Hyd in Dec :)
    Also, I am not sure if you have visited the Moula-Ali area with the hill and mosque with a kaman and all. It was said that this is where the horses for the races used to be housed.

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    1. Thank you so much Vasudha - glad you like the blog! Yes, I've been to the Moula Ali area to go to Mah Laqa's tomb, but unfortunately, I didn't have time to go up the hill. It's on my never-ending to do list :D

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  2. Hello. Hello.There is something wrong in the information. He is not a Shia Saint but a Sunni Sufi Saint(AuliyaAllah)

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    1. Thank you for pointing this out - I will read up some more on this!

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  3. And this is very similar to Dargah of Hazrat Shamshuddin Shah Qadri Rehmatullah Alaih (Nana Hazrat) in Chitguppa Village in Karnataka.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this info!

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  4. the entrance doesn't quite match with the well kept Dargah. Dargah's are so beautiful and peaceful. Been to a few and the experience was awesome!

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  5. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Dargah of Hazrath Syed Shah Moosa Quadri picture that you have posted is my ancester, I had the previledge to renovate the whole structure as it was falling apart alongwith my younger brother Syed Hisamuddin Quadri who lives in Canada now. This Holy man alongwith his Elder Brother is the direct decendant of The Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace and blessing be upon him, Ameen). I am so grateful to all of you for sharing this photo.

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