Hazarath Syedna Baba Fakhruddin Suharwardy
is a great Sufi
saint of 12th century. His Mausoleum is located in a place called Penukonda
, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. This place is located on NH 7 i.e. Bangalore
- Hyderabad highway and is around 120 Kilometers from Bangalore and 90 Kilometers from Anantapur.
Before coming to Penukonda
, he was a king of Sistan
and Shahpur in Iran
. He renounced the world for the sake of Allah and was, his disciples say, a true follower of Islam who then found his Murshid (Spiritual Guide) — that is, Hazarath Tabr-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali
, who himself was a king who also had renounced the world for the Almighty's cause in a place called Tiruchirapalli
(Tamil Nadu). After serving Hazarath for several years on the latter's command he left for Penukonda in order to preach.
Legend says that he was searching for a place to settle and his Guru gave him a dry twig and said to him wherever this twig will bloom to a big plant stay there. He planted the twig and slept under atree only to awake and saw it become a beautiful plant and he stayed there.
He is called Babaiah by the local people and thousands of man have taken his name over centuries with love and respect to this great saint. We can find lots of Babaiahs if we move around the surrounding villages or for that matter Anantapur
district in AP India.
One day Baba was preaching a king on how one can live even after his/her death and advocated, person who... Read More