It is said that Ali Akbar was a soldier of Sahabuddin Ghori. After his service is over he settled in a local village named Nara and started to help people and animals. He used to save the cows that were driven away by the local goons and dacoits. He later on was entitled to be a “Haji” after he visited the greatest pilgrimage of the followers of the Islam faith- the Haj. The locals used to call him Haji Pir and Zinda Pir.
People here believe those who visit the Haji Pir Dargah and make a wish- that comes true. After worshipping in the Haji Pir Dargah, they travel four miles to the Karol Pir.
Some superstitious people walk on fire in front of the Haji Pir Dargah with a hope that their wish will be fulfilled by the messiah.
Haji Pir Fair is celebrated at Haji Pir (Banni) on 1st Monday of Chaitra (April)
‘Ramkatha’ programs are staged here together by the local Hindus and Muslims.
The Haji Pir Dargah is not only visited by the Indians but also the Pakistanis along with tourists from coming to Gujarat, India from different parts of the world. Devotees here donate open handedly as they believe that whoever donates with full heart their wealth multiple gradually. There are many stories that tell about those donators whose wealth have been doubled and tripled with the passage of time
How to Reach: From Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Haji Pir Dargah is around 450 km. From Bhuj Airport it is 104 km. Haji Pir Dargah is approx. 105 km from Bhuj railway station. From Deshalpar(Vandhay) station the distance is around 76km.,
Nearest City : Bhuj
Nearest Bus Stop : Hajipir
Nearest Airport : Bhuj Airport
Nearest Railway Station : Deshalpar(Vandhay) railway station
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