Haji ali is one the example Indian Islamic architecture. Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most popular religious places in Mumbai, visited by people of all religions . It is one of the most famous and prestigious landmarks situated about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea (Worli). In 1431, the mosque was built by Haji Ali - a rich Muslim merchant, who gave up all worldly charms before going to the pilgrimage of Mecca.
Haji Ali Dargah is the complex housing the tomb of the Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.). Along with the tomb, there is also a Masjid at Haji Ali. As per the legends, Haji Ali left this world during his journey to Mecca and a coffer carrying his body hovered back to Mumbai Other stories state that the great saint drowned at the place, where the mosque stands at present.
The Dargah Sharief is more than 500 years old. The present and earlier structures are made of RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) reinforced with steel. Later it was restored entirely in solid pure white marble stone
The whitewashed structure occupies an area of 4,500 square meters and stands adorned with an 85 foot high minaret. Behind the sculpted entrance, a marble courtyard contains the central shrine. The structure has typical white domes and minarets reminiscent with the Mughal architecture of the period.
The Dargah Complex consists of : A large Main Gate covered with pure white marble . Main Dargah Building housing the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari A ground + 2 storeyed Sanatorium Building and Sanatorium Blocks Qawwal Khana Masjid, Minaret and Chhatri (Umbrella)
rey At the top of the Main Gate the following words are engraved in pure white marble and painted in gold "Asthana Hazrat Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.)" as shown below and is translated as "The Tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah BukhariMain entrance
Dargah Complex - where the body of theSaint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari is enclosedin a tomb.
Above the tomb is the big dome of the Dargah Sharief. The interior of the dome is adorned with a mosaic of mirror work forming various intricate patterns . From the exterior it appears as a pure white semi- spherical structure.
There is a Ground + 2-storeyed Sanatorium in the complex of the Dargah consists of thirty 1 and 2 bedroom, hall, kitchen apartments with attached bath. These accommodations are being allotted to the residents of Mumbai and its vicinity as a transit accommodation at very nominal rates of Rs. 150 to Rs. 600 per month for a maximum period of 3 months. Sanatorium