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Chiragh-i-Delhi Dargah in Delhi

Chiragh-i-Delhi DargahChiragh-i-Dihli’s Dargah in Delhi is a major tourist attraction in the capital city. It is home to the tomb of the famous Sufi saint Nasir-ud-din Mahmud. He earned the epithet ‘Raushan Chiragh-i-Dili’ (illuminated lamp of Delhi). He inherited the legacy of Hazrat Nizamu’d-Din, his master as the head of the Chisti sect. The sacred saint died in 1356. The village of Chiragh Delhi which grew up around the tomb of Nasir-ud-din Mahmud is today an urban settlement. The village was earlier enclosed in a large rubble-built rectangular square built by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq.

The tomb has been refurbished over time. Majlis Khana(assembly hall) and Mahfil khana(symposium hall) are the special features of the shrine complex. Several mosques, including the one built by Farrukhsiyar are enclosed within the complex. The shrine complex also houses several tombs and graves.


Chiragh-i-Dihli’s Dargah in Delhi is located in the Chirag Delhi Village. On Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg beyond Chiragh main road

Built By:
Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
When was it was built: 1356

Special Feature:

Chiragh-i-Dihli’s Dargah in Delhi has several structures like the assembly hall, symposium hall, graves and tombs, displaying grand architecture

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

Khirki Masjid, Kalkaji Temple, Lotus Temple, Mubarak Shah’s tomb and Nizamuddin’s Shrine

How to Reach:

Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach Chiragh-i-Dihli’s Dargah is Delhi, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or even avail of the metro rail.

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Open: On all seven days of the week

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