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Ameen Peer Dargah (Asthana-e-Mugdoom Illahi Dargah Complex) is also popularly known as “Badi Dargah” or “Pedda Daragah” in Cuddapah city of Andhra Pradesh. The sufiana feel of Kadapa is because of presence of this century old mausoleum that is believed to fulfill every wish of the pilgrimages who pay a visit to this place. It is the one and only dargah in the state that attracts people of various religions and cultures. Many people from all over the country including celebrities and politicians also visit this place frequently. It is believed that whoever makes a wish here, gets it granted.
History of Ameen Peer Dargah
The masjid is believed to be constructed in 1683. The three centuries of divine wisdom of the place is originally a grave place for the two Sufi saint- Perullah Hussaini and Arufulla Hussaini II. The sufi saints are devotees of Prophet Mohammed who have come to south India and spread the teachings of Islam.
The then Nawab of Sidhout Taluk, Nawab Nek nam Khan changed the name of this place to Neknamabaad on the advice of Perullah Hussaini. Neknamabaad eventually became Kadapa. So, there is a great significance of this Ameen Peer Dargah in the chronological events of Kadapa.
Many stories are in circulation regarding the two sufi saints and their miraculous deeds. However, the religion and divinity of this place is distinctive and strong. The dargah serves as a embodiment of the principle of “Oneness of God” as it serves every human being regardless of their original religion or descent.
Ameen Peer Dargah is one such place in India that signifies the unity in diversified cultures of the country. Nevertheless, this place is apt to be described as the Taj of Kadapa.