Nagore Dargah, Nagore
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Nagore Dargah is a dargah built over the tomb of the Sufi saint Hazrath Nagore Shahul Hamid . It is located in Nagore, a coastal town in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Shahul Hamid is believed to have performed many miracles in Nagore, and cured the physical affliction of king Achutappa Nayak, a 16th-century Hindu ruler of Thanjavur. He is locally referred to as Nagore Andavar, meaning the "god of Nagore". Nagore dargah as it stands now, is believed to have been built by ardent devotees of Shahul Hamid, with major contribution from Hindus. There are five minarets in the dargah, with the Hindu Maratha ruler of Thanjavur Pratap Singh, building the tallest minaret. The dargah is a major pilgrimage centre that attracts pilgrims from both Islam and Hinduism, symbolizing peaceful coexistence between the two religions.The most prominent event celebrated at Nagore dargah is the Kanduri festival, a fourteen-day commemoration of the death anniversary of Shahul Hamid. Common worship practices at Nagore dargah include the presentation of offerings, accompanied by the playing of musical instruments like nadaswaram, atypical of Hindu religious tradition. The Shifa Gunta, a pool within the precincts of the dargah, is considered sacred; pilgrims take a holy dip in it. The hereditary Khalifa, selected from among the descendants of saint Yusuf, performs all the official and religious duties of the dargah. The administration and maintenance of the dargah is governed by a committee which operates under a scheme decreed by the Madras High Court.Plan to visit Nagore Dargah during your Nagore vacation using our convenient Nagore itinerary planner.
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Very bad experience from some of the people.Demands big amount once you are inside.Be careful about the taut .They will misguide
Walk-able distance from Nagore bus station, this place is worth to visit if you are seeking history, culture and architecture. All religions welcome. Offerings are flowers, sweatmeats and food, playin... read more »
It was a moving experience for me visiting this shrine. There was a positive feeling throughout the place. Very happy to learn more about the Darga and the people involved.
Very popular dargah in india, it has historical notes. The place is awesome who loved for peaceful life.
Masha Allah is jaaga par jathey ho mera than nan kush hojayegi....
My favourite Darga shariff
History of nagore sharif its nice place
Beware of the touts and, in general, everyone there. They will separate your group, do some ritual and demand that you donate 1000 rupees (or a bigger sum) for the coming festival celebration. If we pay less than that, they say it's too less and coerce us to cough up the money. Spoke to tourists there and they too were pissed off for being cheated in the name of something holy. Check trip advisor, all the reviews say the same.
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