Hazrat Syedna Khwaja Baba Fakhruddin Suhrawardi (RA)

Mazar of Sultan ul Arifien Hazrat Khwaja Syed Sha Baba Fakhruddin (RA)

Mazar of Sultan ul Arifien Hazrat Khwaja Syed Sha Baba Fakhruddin (RA)


Hazrat Syedna Baba Fakhruddin Suhrawardi (Rahmatullah Alaih)is a great sufi saint of 12 th century. His mausoleum is located in Penukonda, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Before coming to penukonda, He was a king of Sistan, a province of Iran,renounced world for the sake of Allah, in the pursuit of the Almighty he found his Murshid (Spiritual guide) Hazrath Tabr-e-Aalam Baadshah Nathar Vali (Rehmatullah Alaih),who himself was a king who had too renounced world for the Almighty’s cause, in a place called Tiruchirapalli (Tamilnadu).After serving His Master for 24 yeras on Master’s command he left to Penukonda for spreading the truth.

Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) was given a miswak twig to identify the location, and was commanded to stay in the place where it sprouts, a night when Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) entered Penukonda, as a practice he stuck the twig in ground and immersed himself in prayer  and in the morning he found the twig sprout and decided to make the same place his abode. The miswak twigs planted 800 years ago is still green today in Penukonda dargah.

Sarkar Baba Fakhruddin was bestowed with Sajjadagiri by Tabl-e-Aalam Badshah and it remains in the family of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin. Since Baba was a Qalandar, the dynasty continued by the progeny of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin’s (R.A) brother Hazrat Syed Ali Chillakash, whose son and Khalifa of Baba Fakhruddin was Hazrat Syedna Baba Yusuf Qattal Hussaini Suharwardy (R.A).

Dargah of Hazrat Baba Fakhruddin (R.A) is the abode of various chowks of different Fakirs which includes Rafai, Shah Jalali, Madari,Malang and Banawa.  It is regarded as sadar chowk of the Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamilnadu region, its control spans on all the southern region dargahs.

He is revered with full faith and great deity by all religions

Hazarath Syedna Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy (Rahmatullah Alaih) is a great Sufi saint of 12 th 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 (Rehmatullah Alaih), who himself was a king who also had renounced the world for the Almighty’s cause in a place called Tiruchirapalli(Tamilnadu). 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. He is revered with full faith and great deity by all religions…

Main Gate to Mausoleum of Hazarth Baba Fakhruddin Saharwardy

Miracle : One day Baba was preaching a king on how one can live even after his/her death and advocated, person who hardened the body by subjecting to intense religious zeal attains unity with Almighty and the body won’t decay and will be alive till Qayamat (Dooms day).

To bring clarity, Baba quoted an example, which is as follows: –

Two pots made of clay, one just dried in sun and the other burnt in a furnace, buried after digging two separate pits in the mud. After few days, when both the pits opened, the burnt pot has well in tact its form and shape whereas the pot that was dried but not burnt, has lost its form and turned into clay. Likewise, when a human burns himself by truthfully following Allah and his Prophets preaching’s he/she shall be alive even in the grave and the body won’t get touched by mud or any insects.

As the king was still doubtful, Baba stated that, the king can check for himself, by opening Baba’s grave, for body being untouched by the mud even after 40 years of Baba leaving the world. For this king replied that, he is already old and may die even before 40 years. Baba smiled and offered his 40 years of life to the king to verify after 40 years by opening the burial. He also said if he couldn’t wait for 40 years, he could open after 40 days of his burial.

Eventually, Baba passed away after few days. On 40th day, king and others dig the burial place of Baba and observed that the body is fresh with a smile on the face. The king got convinced. However, to substantiate, after 40 years they did it again and found that the Baba’s body is still fresh and with full of flowers. As commanded by Baba, three flowers were taken which were on His chest.