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Dargah Sharif in Visakhapatnam (full name: Hazarat-Syed Ali Ishaq Madani Aulya Rahamatulla Alihe Dargah Sharif).

A Dargah is a Sufi Islamic shrine built over the grave of a revered religious figure, often a Sufi saint or dervish.

Located in the One Town area of Visakhapatnam, this place hardly finds any mention on the internet.

[ An elaborate Muslim religious complex known as Hazarat-Syed Ali Ishaq Madani Aulya Rahamatulla Alihe Dargah Sharif was put up in 1650 atop a hill overlooking the bay in One Town area. The complex accessible through a flight of steps consists of five independent main units, viz., domed Darwaj, congregation hall, intricately designed tomb of the saint, an open arched cubicle and a triangular call-tower constructed chiefly of brick following Islamic architectural style. – European Scientific Journal, October 2013 ]

As legend goes, Saint Hazrat Ishaq Madani came to coastal Andhra from Madina almost 600 years ago. He was friendly to the poor people, especialy the fishermen.

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  • Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 1 N: 435] (2989)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-06-01
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.4, 1/50 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-07 2:18
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