Salim Chishti – Fatehpur Sikri
Hazrat Shaikh Saleemuddin Chishti R.A, He is popularly known as Salim Chisti, leaded Shaikhzada division in the Battle of Haldi ghati on the side of Mughal Emperor Akbar (The Great). This Battle was against Maharana Pratap Singh. It was thought by soldiers that Baba Salim Chishti could perform wonders. Akbar-e-Azam (Mughal Emperor) visited to the shrine of Ashraf Jahangir Semnani, But on this travel he also felt inspired to see Baba Salim Chishti. Emperor Akbar came to Baba’s home, it was in deep in the desert, Akbar was presented as a seeker, Akbar was seeking a male heir to his throne. Baba blessed Akbar, & sooner the first of three sons was born to him. Akbar attributed his first son as Salim (later emperor Jahangir), Salim was given to Akbar’s first son in honor of Baba Saleem Chishti, It was the daughter of Baba Sheikh Salim Chishti who was the adoptive mother of Emperor Jahangir. Emperor Jahangir was extremely attached to his adoptive mother, It is reflected in the Jahangir nama also, Emperor Jahangir was extremely close to the son of his Adoptive mother named Qutb-ud-din Khan Koka. Qutub-ud-din Khan Koka was appointed the governor of Bengal at the time of Emperor Jahangir, In Sheikhupur, Badaun descendents are still found.
Salim Chishti Tomb
This tomb was originally built with red sandstone but it was converted into a beautiful marble mausoleum. Salim Chishti’s Mazar (tomb) is in the middle of the Emperor’s Courtyard at Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India.
This mausoleum was constructed by Akbar as a sign of his respect for the Sufi saint, As Baba told to Emperor Akbar that a male child is to be born to him, The child was named Prince Salim after him and later succeeded Emperor Akbar to the throne of the Mughal Empire, as Emperor Jahangir.
It is widely believed, That wishes are fulfilled by offering prayers at this mazar. This is also a ritual to tie a Sacred thread at the marble windows of this Dargah in order to have one’s wishes fulfilled.
- Packet Sugar Balls ,
- Dry Rose Petals .
- Sacred Dhaga (Kalava) from Dargah,
- Complimentary CD of Qawwali’s