Friday, June 1, 2012

Nellore India {Andhra Pradesh}

FAMOUS BARA SHAHEEDS DARGAH SHAREEF ( 12 MARTYRS) / FAMOUS NELLORE DARGAH.
PLACE : BARA SHAHEED DARGAH SHAREEF.
CITY / TOWN / TALUK : NELLORE TANK / LAKE
DISTRICT : NELLORE
STATE : ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA.

Bismillahir Rahman Nir Raheem.
Allahumma Salle 'Ala Syedina Mohammedin Wo 'Ala Al-li-hi Syedina Mohammedin Wo Barik Wo Salim. "Ala Inna Awliya Allahi la Khauf-un Alaihim wa Lahum Yah-Zanoon"
Bara Shaheed Dargah, 12 mazars shareefs, Dargah of 12 shaheeds, situated at Nellore Tank / lake, a 3rd big and beautiful lake in Nellore District.

The Bara Shahid Dargah is build in the memory of 12 Muslim Nawabs from Karnataka who gave their lives who laid down their lives for the sake of Peace, communal harmony and goodwill. . It is believed that they lost their lives in a war some 1200 years ago and their chopped heads fell at a place at Nellore.So dargah has been constructed at the place where the sacred heads of these 12 martyrs were found.


URS AND MOHARAM IS CELEBRATED IN A VERY GRAND MANNER
AT BARA SHAHEED DARGAH SHAREEF.
Muhram is celebrated in a grand manner and it is very famous in Nellore because of Bara Shaheeds Dargah Shareef. The annual event is being observed on the sidelines of Moharram in the memory of 12 martyrs, who laid down their lives in the sacred war for communal harmony.
RED DARGAH / LAL DARGAH is also situated in the compound of 12 shahid dargah. FAMOUS ROTI FESTIVAL ( ROTI KI EID ) AT BARA SHAHEED DARGAH ( EXCHANGE OF BREAD SLICES CONTINUES ROUND THE CLOCK ) 

A three-day roti festival commences at the Bara Shaheed Dargah in Nellore on the annual festival which begins on the third day after Moharam. Every year Festival of Bread / Rottela Panduga / Roti ki Eid happens in the month of Moharram ( Muslim calender); more than 5 lakhs devotees of all religions attend the festival from all over the world. The Bread's offered in the festival will bring luck of their desire / choice to devotees, the variety of bread offered for example Marriage roti / bread, Employment / naukri roti, Health roti, children / bachchonki / pillala rotti / pregnancy bread, MLA roti, MP roti, Wealth / Business roti----- etc.,
People from across the country and abroad take part in the festival. People leave rotis in the river in fulfillment of their wishes and for making new wishes. The rotis are offered and accepted as part of the wish fulfillment. Devotees, mostly women, offer prayers and leave bread slices in the nearby tank, while those with similar wishes pick them up. The exchange of bread slices continues round the clock for three days. The district administration makes elaborate arrangements for the festival. An estimated 15-lakh people took part in the roti festival last year.Every year the festival has been gaining importance with nearly 50,000 extra devotees attending it. It also the festival helped in spreading the message of universal goodwill


Nellore is a city located in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also the headquarters of Nellore district. It is of strategic commercial importance as it lies between the cities of Vijayawada and Chennai. It is located on the banks of Pennar river. Nellore is an important telugu city from the time of Tikkana, famous telugu poet to present-day politics. The city set up the stage for formation of the Andhra Pradesh state. It is famous for its rice breed and its cuisine. As Nellore famous for its high [paddy] yields, it was named after the word 'nelli', which in [Tamil language|Tamil] means paddy. The city was then known as Vikrama Simhapuri and was the capital of Manumasiddhi of Nellore Cholas. There are many beaches around Nellore. Mypadu and Kothakoduru beaches are Famous in Nellore. Nellore is also famous for its natural harbour at Muthukur i.e, Krishnapatnam Basin. Nellore is home to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Nellore is connected with Grand Trunk Road (NH5) which was used by Britishers for Transportation between Madras (now Chennai) and Calcutta( now Kolkata).
History Nellore was part of the composite Madras state until October 1, 1953. On November 1, 1956, when the states were reorganized on a linguistic basis, the district was transferred to Andhra Pradesh. Potti Sriramulu, a Telugu patriot and activist from Nellore fasted to death for formation of the Andhra Pradesh state. Nellore was a historically an important Telugu city. It was under the Pallavas, Cholas, Chalukyas, Kakatitayas and Vijayanagara empire in its history. The city was most famous in 13th century, when Tikkana Somayaji translated Mahabharat into Telugu. The city was then known as Vikrama Simhapuri and was the capital of Manumasiddhi of Nellore Cholas. Tikkana, also a minister in the court of the king ManumaSiddhi, developed friendly relations with mighty Kakatiya kings with his poetry and was instrumental in getting military support from Warangal for his king. Molla, the second Telugu poetess had also written Telugu Ramayan here. Later it became part of the nawabs of Arcot who ruled from Vellore and was known as part of circars. Udayagiri fort stands still for the symbol of its great history. Till 1911 it was part of Guntur district which later became Nellore. Venkatgiri has several old temples and a hilltop fortress with a grand view. it also comes under the region of Rayala Seema and comes to the belt of Coastal Andhra Pradesh. but bein very near by the shore is always termed as Coastal. From the Ancient Days, it was covered under the regin of Rayalaseema.




Geography Nellore city is located at [show location on an interactive map] 14°25'N, 79°58'E.[1] It has an average elevation of 18 metres (62 feet). It is frequently affected by cyclones. In summer, water is scarce in some areas. Its surrounding districts are Ongole, Cuddapah, Chittoor . It has the Bay of Bengal coast along its eastern periphery, Ongole to the north, Cuddappah to the west and Chittoor to its southern direction. Along the western edge of the district are hills of the Eastern Ghats, bordering the Cudappah district. The Red Sanders tree is found in this region
Climate * Winter: January and February * Summer: March to May * South West Monsoons - June to September * North East Monsoons - October to December The Maximum temperature is 36-46c during summer and the minimum temperature is 23-25c during winter. The rainfall ranges from 700-1000 during monsoons. the town is notorious for humid climate. It sweats continuously and outsiders get exasperated with the situation. The rainy season and winter start late than the rest of the state.
Economy The city is the main shopping centre for cloths, furniture, electronics, health needs, jewels etc. The Main assets of Nellore are its Businessmen, Nellore (during 1950s to 1990s) once was the best exporting capital of Mica to countries such as UK as well. Most of the wealthy people settled in other states like Tamilnadu, Karnataka and even the Andhra pradesh's capital Hyderabad are from Nellore. India's best building and construction contractors have their roots in Nellore. The city makes revenue mainly from cloth emporiums, movie theatres, nellore cuisine restaurants and hotels, hospitals and educational coaching centres.



This Dargah of syed baba is in front of Bara Shaheed Dargah. The Aulia had contributed his services to Bara Shaheed Dargah and was noted sufi for this area in nellore.



Hazrath Khwaja Syed Nayab-e-Rasool Rahmathullah Allaih and Maa Habiba Hazratha AmmaJan Saheba (RA)