About Chanderi


Urs commemorates the glory of Hazrat Wajihuddin Yusuf, a Khalifa of the great Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya. In the reign of Allauddin Khilji, Hazrat Wajihuddin was ordered by Hazrat Nizamuddin to go and settle in Chanderi and work for the people there. He reached Chanderi in 1305, established his khanqah and soon gained thousands of followers.
These devotees came not only from Chanderi and the surrounding areas but places as far flung as Bengal. The festival of Urs is a three day affair which begins on the 27th of March and ends on the 29th. Devotees from all over come to Hazrat Wahijhuddin’s Dargah and pay homage to this great reverend. This is followed by three days of celebration and qawwali programs. The biggest fair in Chanderi takes place during Urs which is attended by both Hindus and Muslims.

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