Angar Pir Mosque, Palitana

CategoryMosques

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressAngar Pir Mosque, Palitana, Bhavnagar, Guajrat.

pincode364270

DistrictBhavnagar

About Angar Pir Mosque, Palitana

History

Next to the Adeshwara Temple is a rare Muslim shrine to Angar Pir, a Sufi saint who lived here in the 14th century when the area was attacked by Allauddin Khilji, who sought the riches of the temples on Shatrunjaya. Angar Pir, believing in the intrinsic sacredness of the temples, even though they were to a different faith than his own, came to their protection. Through the power of his prayers and devotion, he hurled holy fire on the invading armies, thus protecting the temples from destruction.

We would do well to commemorate those like Angar Pir who believe in the sanctity of others’ holy sites, instead of those who destroy them as if to raise the stature of their own. Angar Pir’s dargah is approached before the first main temple complex; where the path forks, many take the shorter route on the left and bypass the dargah, so be sure to take the path on the right to lead you to the dargah, a small shrine with a green flag.

Famous for

Today people from all faiths come here and request for favours. Its an interesting tradition, as you ask for something you leave a small symbol of what you want from the Pir. So childless women leave a wooden cradle, people with Asthma leave Asthma pumps and so on. You can be very imaginative here. Of course, once you wishes are fulfilled you come back and make a donation and offer a chadder to the Pir.

Best time to Visit

During Festivals of Muslims and Within a Weekend we can visit here.

Best time to Go

Morning to Evening

Distance of nearest cities

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    to
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    200km
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    Dahod
    381km
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    Dwarka
    410km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Gandhinagar
    228km
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    Himmatnagar
    279km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Jamnagar
    266km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Junagadh
    205km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Mahesana
    274km
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    to
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    244km
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    to
    Palanpur
    346km
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    to
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    310km
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    to
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    589km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Somnath
    277km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Surat
    447km
  • Bhavanagar
    to
    Valsad
    514km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Palitana and thier inquiry no. is, 02848252168

Nearest Railway Station is Palitana and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Bhavnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02782212971

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