The Chirag Delhi locality is named after Naseeruddin Mahmood, a favorite disciple of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Even today Chirag has his dargah in Delhi. Actually, a Baoli is being built in the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, but the then Sultan Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq refused the artisans to work. In such a situation, the artisans secretly started making baoli in the night by lighting oil lamps. When the king came to know about this, he also banned the sale of oil. Baoli’s work stopped for many days. It is said that after this, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya blessed his disciple Naseeruddin Mahmood to burn the lamps with water. Naseeruddin filled the water of Baoli in pots and lit the lamp with it. After this incident, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya gave him the name of ‘Chirag-e-Delhi’.
chose the place of his dargah himself
The fame of Chirag-e-Delhi slowly started spreading all over the world. Khadim Peerzada Jamir Ahmed of the Dargah of Chirag-e-Delhi tells that Chirag-e-Delhi had not given the special powers he had received from Allah to anyone during his lifetime. Chirag-e-Delhi chose a special place for his dargah which was surrounded by walls on all sides. A large number of people visit his dargah even today. In the name of Chirag-e-Dilli, the name of the village where his dargah was named Chirag Delhi.
How did Chirag reach Delhi?
If you ever go to Chirag Delhi area, then you can visit the park here. These parks are located on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg. Apart from this, many people also visit the Hanuman temple of Chirag Delhi. If you want to go to Chirag Delhi, then with the help of Delhi Metro, you will be able to reach here easily. Chirag Delhi Metro station is on the Magenta Line of the DMRC. On Thursdays, there is a huge crowd at Naseeruddin Mahmood’s dargah built in Chirag Delhi.