(Last Updated on : 22/05/2019)
Associated with Sufi shrine, a dargah has Sufi
meeting rooms and hostels, known as khanqah. They often include a mosque
, schools or madrassas, residences for a teacher or caretaker, hospitals, and other buildings for community purposes. In Persian, the word dargah means a portal or threshold. In Islamic culture
, it is believed that dargahs are portals by which they can invoke the deceased saint's intercession and blessing.
An example of a dargah e gaffaria is the dargah of the enlightened sufi saint Syed Abdul Gaffar Sha. This Dargah lies in the village
in Kadapa district
in the Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh
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