Definition of dargah in English:

dargah

noun

  • The tomb or shrine of a Muslim saint.

    ‘there are several case histories of cures at the dargah of Mira Datar’
    • ‘The Ajmer Dargah Committee looks after the dargah of the sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.’
    • ‘Added later during Jahangir's reign, the dargah of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti was designed in sandstone during Akbar's reign, but was eventually executed wholly in marble.’
    • ‘Hundreds of beggars queue up near the dargah and occupy positions outside a dozen small eateries.’
    • ‘Inside the village, I found the first sign of life at the dargah of Ma Hajiani, sacred to the wealthy Dawoodi Bohra community.’
    • ‘The dargah was popular among travelling fakirs (religious mendicants).’
    • ‘Though not willing to disclose his daily collection, Badshah Mia said that he has five hawking carts placed across these Mosques and dargahs.’
    • ‘Walking through the pages of history, the procession will move from Humayun's Tomb to the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin - the place where it all began.’
    • ‘Ajmer, the heart of the state is famous as Khwaja ki Nagri where the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti attracts lakhs of pilgrims from all faiths.’
    • ‘Approximately 230 shrines, mosques and dargahs were destroyed and desecrated.’
    • ‘The group comprising of religious heads of dargahs of Ajmer Sharief, Mehsana, Hyderabad, Bijapur, Sultan Shah and also of Delhi Catholic Church and famous religious leaders of Prayag is in its first stage of an all India tour.’
    • ‘His ‘grand guru’ Abdul Karim Khan sought no courts, he went to Miraj with its dargah.’’
    • ‘The Prime Minister handed over a ‘chadar ‘to be offered at the dargah of Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki near Qutub Minar here.’’
    • ‘On the list are 16 and 17th century Chola temples as well as an old dargah and a church.’
    • ‘However many parts of the land were appropriated by the government on one pretext or the other and no compensation, though promised, was paid to the dargah.’
    • ‘Both Hindus and Muslims throng the tombs and dargahs of Sufi Muslim saints.’
    • ‘The Karakasim temple and dargah fusion at Amara and the very lineage of the Raos - the rulers of Kutch - reveal a splendid synthesis.’
    • ‘During the riots, when threatened by blood-thirsty mobs, it were the mosques and dargahs that gave them shelter.’
    • ‘The most significant catch so far has been Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, the diwan of the Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti dargah at Ajmer, one of the holiest Muslim shrines.’
    • ‘Hundreds of believers pour in daily not only to these Baba Pirs but also to a slew of dargahs situated in Mumbai's lanes and bylanes, including the more famous Hazrat Pir Syed Ali Datar dargah.’
    • ‘You can visit dargahs and only ask for the blessings of the Almighty.’
    holy place, temple, church, chapel, tabernacle, altar, sanctuary, sanctum
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Origin

From Urdu, from Persian.

Pronunciation

dargah

/ˈdʊəɡɑː/