Friday, August 07, 2009

Thursday Afternoon at Bakhtiyar Kaki's Dargah

I visited Bakhtiyar Kaki's dargah in Mehrauli on a Thursday, the busiest day at Sufi shrines, and here are a few images of the scenes and crowds, to complement the images and descriptions in the main post below.

North entrance to the dargah

Passageway leading into the dargah complex

Bakhtiyar Kaki's tomb

Women are not allowed into the courtyard of Kaki's tomb, and can only view the tomb through this screen

The large dargah complex has many courtyards and open spaces, some crowded and some more leisurely, like this one

Makeshift marketplace at the western entrance to the dargah

Food being prepared for pilgrims and visitors to the dargah, in front of the Zafar Mahal gateway


  1. hey! got the link to your blog on the ucb site...I'm thinking of applying there next fall...just wondered if i could get your opinion and feedback on your course? if its alright with you please mail me at

  2. Hi Varun,

    I am not a historian like you, but I like going to old places and see monuments. I have been visiting few in Delhi. Do check my small post on Bakhtiar Kaki's Dargah at


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