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Haji Ali Dargah

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HAJI ALI DARGAH (Hindi: हाजी अली दरगाह, Urdu: حاجی علی درگہ)is located in the islet of coast of Worli southern mumbai and is considered as most recognizable land marks.
It is situated 500 yards from the coast, in the middle of Worli Bay with worli located in its vicinity.It is linked to Mahalakshmi by a narrow cause way. This causeway is not bound by railings, and is lashed by the sea during high-tide. Therefore, the dargah is accessible only during low tide. It is bounded by the sea on either sides and this is considered as an highlight of the holy shrine.
HISTORY
The dargah was built in 1431 in memory of a Muslim preacher, Syed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.
Hailing from Bukhara, in the ancient Persian Empire and now in Uzbekistan, Bukhari travelled around the world in the early 1400s, and had come to Mumbai, as per the historical records available with the Haji Ali Trust.
According to a legend surrounding his mystique, once Bukhari saw a poor woman crying on the road, holding an e…