Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan

Bike Trip to Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan

Man & Machine: Samaresh Biswal & Bajaj CT 100

Total distance: 15 Km

Places visited: Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan

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Feeling bore at home I went to discover sufi influence in Bangalore .So I went to see the Dargah of Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan, which is situated in bustling area of cottonpet .As the story goes that when Hyder Ali Khan ascended the throne, he wanted to replace the mud walls of the Kalasipalyam fort with stone walls. Three men — Hazrath Tipu Mastan, Hazarath Manik Mastan and Hazrath Tawakkal Mastan — came to Bangalore and joined the work force. They were laborers by day and spent the night in prayer without accepting any wages. A puzzled Hyder wanted to get to the bottom of it. Investigations revealed that the trio went to a mosque in Kumbarpet after work and slept there. When an official went to the mosque to look for them, he saw no one there, only three parts of a human body, with two dogs standing guard. Hyder realised that the three were no ordinary men, but saints. Haider Ali initiated work on the dargah in 1777, which was completed in 1783 by Tipu Sultan. The shrine is dedicated to Sufi Saint Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Baba.As I entered the shrine the atmosphere inside  is mesmerizing with the devotees singing for their lord and the burning of incense and the smell of the roses being offered.With the words of rumi echoing in my ear Excuse my wandering.How can one be orderly with this? It’s like counting leaves in a garden …

Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan

Samaresh @ Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan

Samaresh @ Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan

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2 thoughts on “Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan

  1. Very good Initiative to explore Bangalore 🙂 Good man.

  2. Naveen Menon

    Nice know Bangalore , I am sure this piece of information is not known to many Bangaloreans spent decades in the city, great effort, keep on exploring ..

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