Dargah Yousufain – Heritage of Hyderabad

Dargah Yousufain is one of the heritage of Hyderabad.

History:
Hazrath Syed Shah Yousufuddin and Syed Shah Sharifuddin were commanders in the army of Aurangzeb. The Moghal emperor, according to legend, Aurangzeb, sought help of Yousufain Sharifain, to conquering the Kingdom of Golconda. When they died, they were buried in village Nampally. Since then the dargah is popular with followers of all faiths coming from all classes of society.

There is a very interesting story about how the two commanders Hazrath Syed Shah Yousufuddin and Syed Shah Sharifuddin got famous.

During the siege of Golconda, Aurangzeb’s army camps were around the fort for months. Once, on a very stormy night, when all the camps were getting blown away, only one tent remained unperturbed by the forces of nature. The candle was burning and two men were reading the Quran. It was indeed a miracle and people started revering them.

Here are some pictures of the place shot my me.

There are some flower shops at the entrance. People take garlands or just flowers to place on the tombs.

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I went there at night and saw there were a lot of people staying temporarily around the tombs.

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A lot of students tie a photo-copy of the admit card of the examinations on the doors for better performance.

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Tips for Photographers:
1. Respect the privacy of people, they are praying or in sad state. Do not disturb them.

Thanksgiving:
Thanks a lot to my friend Rajesh Pamnani for taking me there.

 

Thank you for reading this post. Hope you liked spending time here. I will be back again with another interesting place.

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