Further to our Blog discussion from the previous post, it is quite evident that I had been to the Serene and One of the Beautiful Landmark of Bombay !The Sacred Dome of Haji Pir Ali Baba and here on I will be sharing my thoughts, ideas and views on this Amazing Wonder of Bombay 🙌🏻
Before getting in the Dargah of Pir Baba Haji Ali : A a Small trivia about this Wonder of Bombay!
Being Said that : Once Pir Haji Ali Baba was asked by his Disciple that ” After Salvation where do we Keep your Body Baba” and Baba Smilingly said : “Seal my Body with White Lilies and Red Roses in a Sacred Iron Bag and let me sail with the Waves of the Sea : Where my Bag stops and floats in Peace – Mark My Presence there and there on : Babaji Is right there in the Middle of No-man’s land!
It was a Gloomy Saturday Morning and I reached Haji Ali at peace around 9:15 it was Cloudy Rainy Saturday Morning, the clouds and Sun were totally not in sync with each other at all 🔅but the Views like this Cheered me up 🙂
Haji Ali Dargah is quite inside the Sea ; So the Way to Reach the Haji Ali Dargah is also quite Unique ❤️Walking on the Way surrounded by Sea on sides is quite an Thrilling Experience totally!
Here is Another Look, to get a Better View of the Way Which leads to Haji Ali Dargah🙏🏻
Floral Chadars,Chadars, Roses, Rose-water, Sweets are said to be Haji ali Babas Favourite ❤️ You will find all Different kinda Stalls at Edges of the Way!
Such Colorful Sights, made up my day for the Glooming Cloudy Weather completely!
How can you forget the Food : Stalls selling Halwa and Paratha Really King Size ❤️
Then there is Mosquito Repellant to keep the Halwa Safe 😁
Taking a Few Steps, I find Pretty Girlie Charms
A few Steps here and there, I find a Bunch of People making it to there Office – Going Fishing 😅
Then there is Paan and that too Tri-Color Paan 😋
As I Move ahead and ahead the gushing bushing waves greet me with the Bang! They hit high go away and come back higher and higher 🙄 leaving me thrilled and in questions….
Thrilled as I am a Few Steps away from the Haji Ali Dargah and in questions as in : how do I frame splashes as they come Left right and center 😌
A few random thoughts hop in and I find another Landmark of Bombay ✌🏻 The Famous Mahalaxmi Temple.
The Sky seemed made up for the Gloominess and I reached Our Destination The Haji Ali Dargah
There are Separate Enterances and Place of Worship for Ladies and Gents, As I Enter the Dargah…I look stunned.
The Faded Colors and Patterns all adding up the Glory and serenity of the Place, crowning the Baba from Above.
As i bowed with my Open hands in front of the Divine A Feeling of Love – A calm breeze of Solace embraced me. A Promising feeling of Satisfaction Whispered onto my Ears gracing me with the Feeling that Someone is here listening and has witnessed all your Thoughts, Worries , experience.
He is here to Accolorade your Journey and bless with Strength and Calmness of Mind.
I have never been to any Mosque or Dargah, this was my first time being at Haji Ali and I can still feel the peace of Mind I felt there 🙏🏻 I hope everyone who reads the posts also catched a Glimpse of Peacefulness in his life 😇 Baba is present in Middle of Chaos with Solace in the same way : it is been said that Whoever wishes to him Never goes empty handed. He has something for Everyone who comes down to his Place of Solace 🙂
How To Reach Haji Ali :
By Road : Uber does all things Good so queries!
By Rail : You need to take a Mumbai Local, board on Western Rail : Slow Local which Halts at Mahalaxmi Station. Take the Bridge there is just one Bridge so confusion hop onto the West side. Once you step out of Mahalaxmi Station take a Few Steps and you have Catch the Sharing Taxi which is Rs 10 per.person. If you are single lady traveling dont worry they will make you sit at the Seat first near the Driver and its totally safe and same goes for the Return Trip!
Photography Suggestions and Tips
Photography is allowed inside Haji Ali that is the Reason I clicked So many of them obviously right!
You can click the Over-view from the Road Which eventually is the Enterance of Haji Ali. The 18-55 lens will be the Only Lens which can frame it quite Right!
While Entering I used the Prime Lens to capture the Food ,Flowers and Shopping Charm eventually.
While Reaching inside the Haji Ali Dargah, DSLR is aloowed but however I could not frame it right with 18-55 as the Space is not Big plus with the People moving around and limited gender based space makes it even more quite difficult to handle the SLR so Mobile is the best Weapon you can use to capture.