Sultan ul Arifien Hazrat Khwaja Syed Sha Baba Fakhruddin (RA) was a great sufi saint of 12 th century. Before coming to Penukonda, he was the king of Sistan and Shahpur in Iran. He was a true follower of Islam who renounced the world for the sake of Allah. His Murshid (spiritual guide) was Tabr-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali, who himself was a king and who also had renounced the world in a place called Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu). After serving Hazarath for some 24 years at his Murshid's command, Baba Fakruddin left for Penukonda in order to preach.
Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) was given a miswak twig by his spiritual guru to identify the location of his stay, and was commanded to stay in the place where this twig blooms, a night when Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) was searching for a place to settle, he entered Penukonda, as a practice he stuck the twig in ground and immersed himself in prayer and in the morning he found the twig bloomed and decided to make the same place his abode. The miswak twig planted some 800 years ago is still green today in Penukonda dargah.
He is commonly known as Babaiah in India and his name has been taken by many men over the centuries due to a widespread popular respect for his legend.
How to Reach: Nearest airport is at Puttaparthi (28 km )however Bengaluru airport (117 km) will be more convenient as it has connectivity with all major cities. Penukonda Junction Station is approax. 2.5 km from the dargahand local transportations are easily available.,
Nearest City : Penukonda
Nearest Bus Stop : Penukonda dargah road stop
Nearest Airport : Sri Sathya Sai Airport, Puttaparthi
Nearest Railway Station : Penukonda Junction Station
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