Haji Ali Dargah

The Dargah was built in 1631 by a Muslim merchant and saint named Haji Ali. Haji Ali died on his way to Mecca and his body, in its casket, floated back to Mumbai. The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah located on an islet off the coast of Worli in Mumbai. Lying as it does in the heart of the city, the dargah is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai.The whitewashed structure occupies an area of 4,500 metres and 85 feet. The tomb within the mosque is covered by a red and green chaddar .It is supported by an exquisite silver frame. The main hall has marble pillars embellished with coloured mirror work: blue, green, yellow chips. The ninety-nine names of Allah are also written on the pillars.

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