Dargah Of Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani
East of Turkman Gate on Asaf Ali Road, just before the Holy Trinity Church lies the dargah (shrine) of a very pious and holy Muslim saint, Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani. The shrine is said to be the oldest place in the whole of Old Delhi, as it had been here even before Shah Jahan's new capital city Shahjahanabad was built. Turkman Gate was named after this saint who died in 1240 AD. The saint belonged to a special sect known as Bayabani, who believed in praying and living alone in a secluded place, close to nature, away from the inhabited area. One can very well imagine that this place in the early 13th century must be a densely wooded area quite far from any habitation.
At present, the shrine is located in a thickly populated area but still the small decent white building, which marks the shrine, is still close to nature as it is situated under a huge tree. The grave is inside this building and is covered with a bright colored cloth and flowers with incense sticks are lighted in a corner. The shrine is quite popular among the local people.
Location: East of Turkman Gate on Asaf Ali Road, just before the Holy Trinity Church
Dedicated to: Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani
Famous as: The oldest shrine of Old Delhi
Time to visit: Open on all days
Preferred Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Admission Fees: Free and open to all
Photography charges: nil
How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach here or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.
Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station
How to Reach: Train,Bus,Air,
- Nearest City : Delhi
- Nearest Bus Stop : Delhi
- Nearest Airport : Delhi
- Nearest Railway Station : Delhi
- Contact Person Name : 09871247271