Dargah of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar
: Panipat, Haryana
: Bu Ali Shah Qalandar
: Annual Urs
: Emperor Ghyasuddin
Dargah Of Bu Ali Shah Qalandar
The tomb of the revered sufi saint, Bu Ali Shah Qalandar who lived in the 13th century AD has been a place of pilgrimage for people of religions. The grave is made of marble and decorated with beautiful sculpture. The monument underwent successive additions and alterations. Today, the Dargah beckons pilgrims from far and near and Urs Mubarak is celebrated joyously with Sufi abandon every year on the Saint's death anniversary
The Revered Sufi Saint
Bu Ali Shah Qalandar was born in 1209 AD when Qutubuddin Aibak was the ruler in Delhi . He lived for nearly 112 years and was deeply revered by both the Hindus and Muslims for his deep spirituality and miraculous powers. During phases of doubt and anguish, Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi used to visit Bu-Ali-Shah-Qalandar at Panipat and seek his blessings. Amir Khusro was a frequent visitor to this Sufi Saint. Khusro was deeply moved by Bu-Ali-Shah-Qalandar's wisdom and words.
Time For Festivity
Today, the Dargah beckons pilgrims from far and near and Urs Mubarak is celebrated joyously with Sufi abandon every year on the Saint's death anniversary. The WAKF Board makes the arrangements. The Dargah has a 'langar' on this day every year and every Thursday. People of all religious denominations converge to pay obeisance to the Saint.
There is a beautiful tank in the Dargah and the precincts have been landscaped. A library has been built which houses books on Sufism and saints.