martes, 26 de octubre de 2010

Raushan Chiragh-i-Dihli

It is the burial place and tomb of Sufi saint Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud. Entitled Raushan Chiragh-i-Dihli, which means the 'Illuminated lamp of Delhi', the saint died in the year 1356. He was a disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin, whom he succeeded as the head of the Chisti sect. The village of Chirag Delhi, now an urban settlement gradually grew up around this sacred tomb and was earlier enclosed within rubble-built rectangular walls with gateways on each side, built by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq (1325-51).

Chiragh-i-Dihli's Dargah, Chirag Delhi Village, delhi, india / septiembre, 2010. /
pedaleando la cabeza
© nicolas felipe van hemelryck 2010.

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