Hazrat Abdur Rehman Malang

Mumbai,Maharashtra, India

History

Haji Malang was a Sufi saint who came to India in the 12th century AD from the middle east.
In Thane district of the state of Maharashtra a king by name "Nal Raja" ruled. The atrocities on the common folk and the havoc created in his state by the demons reached unbearable proportions. The cry from the oppressed had reached to God abd God ordered Baba Malang to pay a visit to the place from where these crimes against the society are committed and to ensure safety and wellbeing of the common man by eliminating these demons.

Baba Malang and his followers reached the small village called Brahman wadi near this mountain. On reaching, he felt very thirsty and asked for water from a house belonging to a Brahman Ketkar Family. The Brahman, realizing that Baba Malang and his followers are tired, arranged for a place to rest and offered them Milk instead of water. This holy act of the Brahman was duly appreciated by Baba and he blessed him. He took leave from the Brahman in order to complete the work ordered by the God at the earliest.

They found a small and cleaner place where Bakhtawar wanted to put so Baba Malang blessed him, and said "that during "Kalyug" this place will be known as "first Step" and will be treated as sacrosanct."

According to legend the King and Queen have been turned to stone and even today are stoned by believing public. A climb to the mountain includes being carried by a rope across two peaks for Rs. 20.00 After this you carry on climbing and try to stone the peaks and it is believed that if your stone hits one of the peaks then your wish will be granted as long as you do not wish for the throne of Delhi.

URS Once a year it is time to celebrate a big festival on this mountain named after Baba.
From the Dargah, a further hike of 45 minutes to 1 hour, takes you to the graves of " Panch Peer " which are of the disciples of Baba who came with him.

When HAJI MALANG BABA came on their horse they where at the bottom of
the mountain the actual height of this mountain was 3 times higher
than the orignal one which is now. When HAJI MALANG BABA saw peak of the mountain the horse jump till the peak of the mountain and the mountain height
was decreased by 3 times and there are footprints of their horse from where WATER STARTED COMING OUT FROM THAT TIME AND TILL TODAY THE WATER
COMES OUT AND TO CLEAN WATER FOR DRINKING NO ONE KNOWS FROM WHERE THE WATER IS COMING. This place is known as GHODAY KI TAAP.

Also there is mazhar of PANCH PEER on the opposite mountain many
people have tried to go there but only few of them have made it so the
KHADIMS of that mazhar have brought EIT that is (BRICKS) of that
mazhars and keept there the place at a few distance from HAJI MALANG
BABA.

When we go to HAJI MALANG the first dargah where we have to give salami is of Hazrat BAQTAWAR SHAH AND the second dargah where we have to give second salami is of HAZRAT SULTAN SHAH these hazrat's were one of the companion of Hazrat HAJI MALANG BABA and came from GULF to take HAJI MALANG BABA back to GULF but HAJI MALANG BABA refused and said from now this is the place where i will spend rest of my life so Hazrat BAQTAWAR SHAH AND HAZRAT SULTAN SHAH also stayed there till end of their life.HAZRAT HAJI MALANG BABA said if you want to meet me and give me salami you have to first give SALAMI to these 2 dargah.

Additional Info

Haji Malang, is a 300 year old dargah at Kalyan one of few dargahs where a Hindu vahivatdar (traditional priest from the Hindu Karandekar family) and a Muslim mutavalli (claiming to be distant kin of the saint), had both been officiating at religious rituals. Hazrat BAQTAWAR SHAH is the first salami and Hazrat SULTAN SHAH is the second Salami.

How to Reach: From airport the dargah is around 50 km, a good 2 hours ride by taxi. For train route get down at kalyan Junction and take western exit to Kalyan Bus Depot, Bhoiwada. This is just 5 mins walk. Reach Malang Gad by Buses (bus 45) or Rickshaws which is around 16 km. After you leave the vehicles a 1-½ hour climb takes you straight to the Dargah.,
Nearest City : Mumbai
Nearest Bus Stop : Malang gad
Nearest Airport : Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
Nearest Railway Station : Kalyan Junction
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