City Notice – Urs, Mai Sahiba Dargah
Celebrating a woman Sufi.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The Urs, or the death anniversary celebrations, of Bibi Zulekha, the mother of Delhi’s 14th century Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, will be celebrated on April 22 and 23, that is on Sunday and Monday. Known as Mai Sahiba, her dargah lies in Adchini village, just behind IIT Delhi in south Delhi.
In Sufism, a saint’s death is not mourned, it is celebrated. Urs means “wedding” in Arabic and it symbolizes the union of the lover with the beloved, who is God.
Mai Sahiba died in 1250. She was buried in the house where she lived. During the Urs, expect crowd, qawwalis, prayers, besan rotis and biryani.
Where Dargah Mai Sahiba, Adchini Village When April 22 & 23 Nearest Metro Station Hauz Khas
Scenes of Mai Sahiba Dargah