Friday, 13 November 2015

Jamali Kamali Mosque & Tomb of Delhi. Is it haunted?

Haunting at Jamali
.Jamali-Kamali, mosque, near Delhi.

Jamali Kamali Mosque & Tomb,Mehrauli village Delhi.
Jamali Kamali Mosque & Tomb  located (just behind the ever so crowded Qutub Complex) in Archaeological Mehrauli village,  Delhi about 17 kms from Delhi railway station is a major tourist attraction, even though the mosque is non-functional and no ''Namaz'' is done there as per Muslim religious tradition.  Built in the year  1528-29, this historical old building is a mosque as well as a tomb and has two distinct  ancient monuments, one that of Jamali, alias Jalal Khan as well as Sheikh Jamali Kambali, a well known Sufi saint and the other is Kamali, the saint's close associate about whom no details are available. An interesting fact is both were laid to rest side by side after death on the same premises in the building. Jamali seemed to be buried  after his death in 1535. Because of two tombs in the same place, this place is commonly called Jamali Kamali mosque. 

World over there are numerous stories on haunted places, featuring several alleged paranormal encounters, including traditional haunting, demonic activity, ghost attacks, possessions, and cryptic visions. There are various accounts of paranormal experiences at reportedly haunted and mostly residential as well as historical locations. It is not worth while going into the veracity of such reports on the sightings of some visions that may either baffle our mind or may go beyond our comprehension.

There is no wonder some historical places in India are purported to be  haunted by some paranormal forces and such pieces of information are fodder to the media and the sensational news hungry public. This historical mosque is classified as one of the haunted places in the Delhi area. The visitors throng this place during the day,  after Sun down one could see gradual decline of visitors.  After darkness sets in, an  eerie, unearthly, feeling takes over our mind that experiences anxiety. The nu-mowed  garden and poorly kept surrounding areas increase our hesitation. The scenario of the mosque that appears secluded and serene  during the day changes as the surroundings are plunged into darkness. There are reports of sightings of  strange things happening there.  Sightings of lights, mystefying, baffling growling of  dogs  chasing through some undetectable sight, apparitions as well as other faint weird sounds, etc  are frequently reported. After darkness people are not allowed to visit this place for various reasons, one being that there may be some kind of haunting!!

 Even a rationalist will  agree that there are some unknown forces - may be paranormal or weird things about which we can not come up with convincing answer.