Friday, June 1, 2012

Chickamangalur Karnataka {India}

Place : Hazrath Syedina Dada Hayath Mir Qalandar ( Qaddas Allahu Sirra ul Azeez ) Dada Pahad Shareef / Dada ka pahad / Baba Budan Giri Hills.
City / Town / Taluk: Chickamangalur
District: Chickamagalur
State: Karnataka.


The sacred Gawi Mubarak or Cave or Chilla Shareef of Hazrath Dada Hayath Qalandar (QAS) is known as Dargah shareef of Dada Pahad.
IMPORTANCE OF THIS SACRED GAWI OR DARGAH SHAREEF: -
In this Gawi or Dargah Shareef, there are several Mazar-e-Mubaraks of Mureedains or Disciples of Hazrath Dada Hayath Qalandar (QAS) and chilla mubaraks.
KARAMATH OF SACRED RED MUD OF GAWI MUBARAK (LAL MITTI):-
Millions of people have so far tasted the sacred Red Mud known as Lal Mitti from the Gawi Mubark of Dada Hayath Qalandar (QAS) for centuries now and this sacred mud has solved the problems of theirs which is known as Kake-e-Shafaa. Mostly women eat this mud during their pregnancy stage and other problems which cures every one.

MAZAR-E-MUBARAK OF HAZRATH MAMA JIGNI (RA):-
Mama Gijni, the companion of Dada Hayath Qalandar (QAS) sat in Chilla shareef in the cave, bread (Roti) came from Ghaib and one can see the Muqham from where the Roti came in the Gawi Mubarak.


SACRED WATER:-
In the Gawi Mubarak sacred water of Gawi Shareef is distributed to the people who visit the Gawi Mubarak of Dada Hayath Mir Qalandar (QAS).


SACRED CHILLA STONE IN FRONT OF CAVE OR GAWI MUBARAK: -
In the photo, one can see the entrance of Gawi Mubarak and also the sacred Chilla stone of Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Qalandar Baba (QAS).

DAILY SALAMI IS GIVEN TO DADA HAYATH EARLY IN THE MORNING :
In the Gawi mubaraks, Khadims light Oodhans and give Salamis and beat drums and perfoms Fateha and Salams daily early in the morning. Even in the musafir Khanna all the people are instructed to awake and give respect in the morning times.

LANGAR KHANNA :-
In the langar khanna Dada ki Ganji is distributed to the people. Also only vegetarian food is available in this region and it is advisable to eat only vegetarian food only. Because in many Shaheeds places only vegetarian food is allowed. So for this reasons in this sacred place only vegetarian food is allowed.


MAZAR-E-MUBARAK OF GREAT SUFI SAINT, HAZRAT ZIKRIYA JAMAL UDDIN MAGHRIBI (RA):-
Prior to stepping down into the Sacred Gawi of Dada Pahad Shareef, on the left hand side, two sacred mazars of great Awliyahs in the open sky can be found and are known as Hazrath Zikriya Jamal Uddin Maghribi (RA) and his campanion.

Hazrat Zikriya Jamal Uddin Maghribi (RA) is a famous Sufi Saint who brought Coffee to India for the first time. Also he served for the Dada Pahad Shareef. Many Auliyas have narrated about this great sufi saint who came from Yemen. Also Hazrat Khwaja Lalu Bhai Qasir Chisty (Khwaja-e-Bangalore) has narrated the name of Hazrat Zikriya Jamal Uddin Maghribi in many of his Kalams.

 

PALANG TALAB AND MOTI TALAB AND CHILLA MUBURAK OF DADA PEER:-
A few kilometres from Gawi Mubarak, there is a famous Talab known as Palang Talab, near to which, there is a Sacred Chilla of Hazrat Dada Hayath Qalandar(QAS). Here one can perform fateha shareef near this Chilla Mubarak and also there are shops where you can get sweets and agarbatis to perform fateha near Palanag Talab.



 
QURAN TAUGHT BY HAZRAT DADA HAYATH QALANDAR TO MAMA JIGNI
(ROTI BAJI KE FATEHA KA MUQHAM)
This is the famous Muqham where Roti Baji Ke Fateha is performed because of Quran Shareef's importance. This is a sacred Muqham where Hazrat Dada Peer (RA) taught Quran-e-kareem and gave spiritual teachings to Mama Jigni (RA) in a short span of 40 days and this is also known as the sacred muqham of Chilla of Hazrat Mama Jigni (RA). Since the place is very famous, Fateha of Roti and Baji is performed daily here. The Roti and Baji are preferred by the residents of this area itself. The Baji (Greens) grown in this area is very delicious to eat and is also a preferred food. To reach the muqham of Roti Baji ki fateha, you can avail taxis which are easily available from main Gawi Mubarak of dada pahad.


JANNAT NAGAR:-
The beautiful place one has to walk and go to perform ziyarat of 2 Mazar Shareefs in this area is known as the Mazar-e-Shareefs of Shaheeds. From top hills, one has to step down and come in the green gardens and then reach mazars in Jannat nagar. One can ask the local people in this area about jannat nagar and do the ziyarat of this beautiful place. On the way to Jannat Nagar, there are foot prints and Chilla Mubarak of Hazrat Dada Peer (RA), which is a very sacred place in this isolated area. Also one can drink the water coming from the hills while going to jannat nagar. Due to vegetations, coffee and tea plants the place brings an impression of having arrived at Jannat. There are no taxis for jannat nagar, one can go to jannat nagar only by walk and it takes an hour to reach this beautiful place where 2 mazars of shaheeds are situated.



SACRED AND REMARAKABLE NON-STOP MANIK DHARAH WATER FALLS:-
Many karamaths (Divine Miracles) have been noticed here near Manik Dharah falls.
Even many Auliyas have reported regarding the karamath of water of manik dharah which is coming from centuries due to the karamaths of Hazrat Dada Peer (RA). Also the auliyas and sufi saints have taken bath from this sacred water which is non stop. Many researches have been conducted by foreigners around this falls area as to assess how the water flows uninterruptedly and continuously but they couldn't locate the fact till date and their efforts went in vain. Millions of people take bath in this sacred manik dharah falls. Also there is a Chilla Mubarak near Manik dharah where fateha is performed.

If anybody intends bad things (niyyath) in this area near manik dharah, he will definitely be in problems and punished on the spot, which is also a greater karamath here. Thus people take bath with great love, adhab and aqheeda saying the holy name of Hazrat Dada Peer (RA), shouting it and remember this great Habeeb of Allahu Jalla Jalaluhu Thaala. In fact, Hazrat Dada Peer (RA) has helped and listened to the calls of his Ashiques, which many people have experienced here.
There were many researches on manik dharah no one has come to exact calculation from where it starts or ends etc. This is online karmath of Dada hayath in this region. And also when a person takes bath even in cold whether nothing will happen to him by the karam and duas of Dada hayath Qalandar sarakar.

ZIYARAT OF DADA PAHAD BY MANY AULIYAS AND SUFI SAINTS:-
More than 2.5 Lakhs Auliyas sit under the leadership of one Qalandar. Many Auliyas have visited the sacred place of Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Qalandar (QAS) and have seen the Majlis of many auliyas in this range of Baba Budan Giri Hills. Great Auliyas like Hazrat Khader Hussain Auliya (RA) and Hazrath Khwaja Lalu Bhai Qasir Chisty (RA) were bestowed with dhuas and faizans by Hazrath Dada Hayath Qalandar (QAS) directly on their visits to this sacred place.
FAMOUS JADI BOOTI OF DADA PAHAD FOR WHICH
PEOPLE COME FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF INDIA:-
Jadi Booti is very famous in Dada Pahad Baba Budan Giri hills. In Baba Budan Giri hills there are many medicinal plants, leaves, seeds and roots available and are sold at Manikdharah area. Some of the names of Jadi Booti are Billi ka panjah, Gajmarjan (which is used with milk for health), surme ki kadi (which is used to clean eyes), miswaks (to clean teeth) of Dada pahad, chote nariyel, Bandish ki booti and various other natural herbs which are found in Dada pahad region. It is also famous that many Hakeems, Ayurvedic doctors and experts come to Dada pahad in search of medicinal Jadi Bootis from various parts of India. Chikkamagaluru is well known for coffee production and also for other commercial crops like pepper, cashew and areca nut. The district is rich in iron and is surrounded by the Baba Budangiri hills and dense forest.
SOME SECRETS REGARDING CLIMATE OR RAINFALL :-
It is said by the fakirs and darvesh in Dada pahad that when a Malang Fakir or Hijdah comes near Manikdharah or passes through the Gawi Mubarak of Dada peer, then there will be a heavy rainfall. This is observed and the real fact in this region. In the month of July also, there will be heavy rainfall in this region.

FAMOUS KARAMATH AND KHIDMAT BY LIONS FOR DADA PAHAD.
Dada pahad leads to many deep forest and jungles. Earlier there were many lions and tigers in this region. It is a famous karamath that a lion use to clean the gawi Mubarak in Dada pahad and many people have seen with their eyes. Even today this khidmat continues and a lion comes late in the night to clean the gawi Mubarak.


HAIR CUTTING OF NEW BORN BABIES:-

There are many saloon shops are located in the region to shave the hairs of new born babies and a large number of people come here from different places to remove the hairs of the new born babies for the first time. People who visit for the purpose also like to take the blessings from this sacred place and millions of them have been bestowed by the blessings of Hazrat Dada Hayath Qalandar (RA) for hundreds of years now.

THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COCONUTS ARE BROKEN IN THE WORLD IN DADA PAHAD (NAZAR-O-NIYAZ):-
From Centuries, millions of people who visit the sacred Dargah Shareef of Dada Hayath Qalandar (QAS) break coconuts in front of Gawi Mubarak doing Mannats and perform Fatiha. It is realised that, if a person breaks the coconut with great Aqeeda of Hazrat Dada Peer (RA) then this Mannat will definitely come true.

Even many people have observed and say when they bring cocoanut from their houses on their visits automatically there will be crack on the cocoanut and there mannat will come true later. These are the daily karmaths and karams of Dada hayath on people who come for ziyarat to get the duas and blessings.


IT IS ADVISABLE TO SPEND 2 OR MORE DAYS TO VISIT THE ENTIRE DADA PAHAD REGION:-
To achieve complete satisfaction and Roohan-i-faiz, it is advisable that one has to stay here for more than 2 days and visit all the above muqhams to know the greatness of Baba Budan Giri hills. If a person has great love and aqeedah on Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Qalandar (QAS), he will definitely be bestowed with great blessings and rooha-i-faizan visiting the place.

ABOUT CHIKKAMAGALURU: - Chikkamagaluru literally means "The town of the younger daughter" in the native Kannada language, is a beautiful town located in the foothills of Hazrat Baba Budangiri (RA) range. The town is known for its coffee and tea estates. The hillstations around Chikkamagaluru are famous summer retreats since they remain cool even during summers. The temperature of the city however varies from 11-20 °C during winter to 25-32 °C during summer. The scenic hill station of Kemmeangundi is about two hours away from Chikkamagaluru. Hiremagalur, meaning 'Town of the elder daughter', is about 5 kms away from Chickmagalur.

BUS SERVICES: - From Chikkamagaluru bus station; there are many buses ply to various nearby places and districts. To go to the Dargah Shareef of Hazrat Dada Hayath Qalandar (RA), one has to make use of easily available local buses and tempos that will take him/her to hills which are 20 kms from Chickmagalur.

BABA BUDANGIRI RANGE: To the north of Chikkamagaluru town is the Baba Budan range, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. This peak is one of the highest in Karnataka.The peak takes its name from the Muslim saint, Hazrat Baba Budan (RA). This peak is one of the highest in Karnataka. This peak can be reached from Chikkamagaluru which is around 250+km's away from Bangalore. This peak is about 20+km's from Chikkamagaluru. Few buses (not frequent) will take you to the spot where the "Darga" is situated. From there it is few km's walk to the peak which has some old station of the telecom dept.

From here, there are two trekking routes. One route will take you to the beautiful hill station "Kemmangundi" via GaLi kere (One hour walk), which is about 22+km's trek. And other route will take you to Mullaina Giri which is around 8+km's away from Bababudan giri.
Nestled at 3,400ft in the Sahyadri Mountains of the Western Ghats, Chikkamagaluru is situated in the south-western part of Karnataka. Barely 250km from state capital Bangalore, it lies at the foothills of the Baba Budan range and offers an ideal getaway for those looking at a quiet weekend. Typical of Ghat topography, the town offers unending vistas of mountains, streams, and coffee and pepper plantations. A number of rivers, such as Bhadra, Hemavathi, Tunga, Netravathi and Vedavathi, originate in the hills surrounding the town. Chikkamagaluru today serves as the headquarters of a district by the same name.

INTRODUCTION OF COFFEE IN INDIA: - Coffee was brought to India for the first time by the great sufi saint called, Hazrat Zikriya Jamaluddin Maghribi (RA) more than 600 years ago from Arabia in Baba Budan Giri Hills situated in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. For your information, Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Qalandar (QAS) is present in these hills for more than 1000 years now. Enterprising Europeans pioneered large scale of coffee plantations in the district more than 150 years back. This is the correct and true information. For further clarifications, please contact the Muzawars of Dargah shareef or enquire from the scholars and learned people from various states of India.
CADLE OF COFFEE:
The major commercial crop is coffee. At Baba-Budan Giri that the first ever coffee in the country was grown way back more than 600 years by sufi saint known as Hazrat Zikriya Jamaluddin Maghribi (RA) who came from Yemen. Enterprising Europeans pioneered large scale coffee plantations in the district more than 150 years back. As a major coffee producer district also has coffee curing works where the raw coffee is dried, shelled, winnowed, graded and packed to be marketed. The district also houses the Central Coffee Research Institution formerly known as the Coffee Experimental Station started in 1925 under the stewardship of late Dr. Leslie C. Coleman. Now spread over an area of 119.86 hectares the institute conducts research to improve the quality of coffee.

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE OF CHIKKAMAGALURU:- Chikkamagaluru is located at 13.32° N 75.78° E.It has an average elevation of 1037 metres (3402 feet). The hillstations around Chikkamagaluru are famous summer retreats since they remain cool even during summers. The temperature of the city however varies from 17-20 °C during winter to 32-35 °C during summer. Chikkamagaluru records an average annual rainfall of 1886 mm.
Agriculture is the economical back bone of the Chikkamagaluru district with coffee cultivation forming the major part of it. Agricultural production in the district is spread over three seasons - namely Kharif, Rabi and summer. Important crops grown are cereals, i.e. rice, ragi, jowar, maize and minor millets, pulses like red gram, horse gram, green gram, avrekai (Hyacinth Beans), black gram and Bengal gram. Oil seeds like ground nut, sesamum, sunflower, castor and commercial crops like sugarcane, cotton, and tobacco are also grown here.
Coffee is cultivated in Chikkamagaluru district in an area of around 85,465 hectares with Arabica being the dominant variety grown in upper hills and Robusta being the major variety in the low level hills. There are around 15000 coffee growers in this district with 96% of them being small growers with holdings of less than or equal to 4 hectares. The average production is 55,000 MT comprising of 35,000 MT of Arabica and 20,000 MT of Robusta. The average productivity per hectare is 810 kg for Arabica and 1110 kg of Robusta, which are higher than the national average.

Geo ... place {Bababudangiri} in Chikkamagaluru (20+km's) taluq in Chikamagalur district in West Karnataka.

Distance -------
From Bangalore 260+ kms
From Hyderabad 535.96 kms
Mangalore 108.59 kms
Adoni ( Andhra Pradesh State ) is 304.85 kms

From Nearest Town Chikkamagaluru 20+ kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Chikkamagaluru
Nearest Medical Help Chikkamagaluru
Nearest Hotel Chikkamagaluru

APPROACH:-
Best Time Early Winter
THE DISTANCE TO CHICKMANGALUR FROM SOME CITIES OF INDIA AS FOLLOWS
Ajmer 1466.56 kms
Adoni ( Andhra Pradesh State ) is 304.85 kms
Agra- 1309.91 kms
Ahmedabad 1131.49 kms
Aligarh 1639.01 kms
Amritsar 2040.87kms
Bangalore 260.12 kms
Bareilly 1715.41kms
Bhopal 1119.13 kms
Coimbatore 287.83 kms
Coorg 100.16 kms
Delhi 1718.63 kms
Kolkata 1683.88 kms
Hasan 46.01 kms
Mangalore 108.59 kms
Mumbai 702.62 kms
Mysore 147.76 kms
Hyderabad 535.96 kms
Shirdi 731.13 kms
Udupi 110.54 kms

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