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Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah Khuldabad 1890s

Shah Muntajab ud din, surnamed Zar Zari Zar Baksh, meaning "generous", was one of the earliest Sufis of the Chishti Order. (The Chistis are most dominant of all the Sufi orders in the Indian subcontinent.) He was sent to the Deccan by Nizamuddin Auliya of Dehli, in the beginning of the 8th century Hijri (14th century AD). With 700 disciples, Zar Zari Zar Baksh came to Aurangabad, and is said to have converted a Hindu princess near a well at Khuldabad. The place is now called the "Sohan baoli" or "pleasing well," and the princess is buried close to the saint grave in Khuldabad.

The tomb of Zar Zari Zar Baksh is between Malik Ambar's tomb and the northern gate of the town. It contains a number of ornaments and relics, the most remarkable of which is a circular steel looking glass mounted on a steel pedestal of four feet in height. It is said to have been presented by king Tana Shah. The Dargah in Khuldabad attracts thousands of pilgrims each year for the Urs of the saint.

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Gazetter of Aurangabad - H. H. The Nizam's Government 1884. (Chapter VI page 395)


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