The Haji Ali Dargah is located at 450 metres in the Arabian sea away from the Mumbai coast line. It a famous mosque which is visited Muslims and even by the people of all religion.
The structure has white domes and minarets reminiscent with the Mughal architecture of the period.
The two main events of Haji Ali is the URS (Death Anniversary) of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and Eid-E-Milad-un-Nabi, the birth Anniversary of Prophet Mohamed.
History of Haji Ali:
This dargah was built in 1431 in the memory of Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, a wealthy Muslim merchant. He gave up his all possessions and travelled to Mecca. Later in mid 15th century settled in the islands of Mumbai. Until his last breath he was praying gave knowledge about Islam to the people.
During his illness, Peer Haji Ali instructed his followers to drop his coffin in Arabian sea and not to be buried in graveyard. After his death, miraculously the coffin carrying his body, floated back to the Worli shores. Thus, the Dargah was constructed there.
People started pouring in from various places irrespective of caste, creed and religion to offer prayers and their wishes to get fulfilled.
Haji Ali Dargah Trust provides 24-hour free Ambulance Service in Mumbai to all. One can contact 98217 29595 or 96193 60848.
Dargah Ziyarat Timings: 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Haji Ali Dargah Trust
Above Kinara Masjid,
Lala Lajpat Rai Marg,
Mumbai 400 026.
Contact: +91 – 22 – 23529082
Fax: +91 – 22 – 23524221
How to reach Haji Ali:
Get off at Mahalakshmi Station or Mumbai Central Station by local train
BEST Bus no. 124, 351 from Mahalakshmi to Haji Ali
Get off at Byculla Station by local train.
BEST Bus no.: 63, 811 Ltd
Road: Take a BEST bus or Taxi.
Other BEST Bus: Route no’s –
33, 37, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, 92, 93, 125, 357, 385, 521