Kasmur Dargah in Nellore

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Hz-Syed-Kaleshah-Mastan-Vali-KasmurKasmur is famous for the dargah of the great saint Hazrat Syed Karimullah Shah Quadri (Rahmatullah Alaih) popularly known as Kale Shah Peer Mastan Wali Baba to his countless devotees. The shrine is located at a distance of 25 km from Nellore (80 km from Rahmatabad) along the Chennai Highway. Because of its proximity to Tamil Nadu a large number of people visiting this dargah are from Tamil Nadu, though the shrine is no less popular in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine like the shrine at Rahmatabad is known for its extraordinary healing powers from physical as well as spiritual ailments. The yearly Sandal at Kasmur is performed on 25th Rabbiul Awwal, the same day as the sandal of Rahmatabad is performed, the only difference being that the sandal at Rahmatabad is celebrated after midnight while that of Kasmur is celebrated just before the dawn prayers.

Hazrat Syed Karimullah Shah Quadri is believed to be the Peer Bhai (Disciples of the same Master) of Hazrat Haji Syed Khwaja Rahmatullah Nayabe Rasool. Most of the pilgrims who visit Rahmatabad make it a point to visit Kasmur and vice versa. Though not much is available about his life history in the form of written literature it is believed that Hz Karimullah Shah Quadri is a Zinda Wali. It is said that his Visal (expiry) was a Karamat in itself in that he ordered the earth to make place for him and let himself into it and then again ordered the earth to cover him up which did as ordered. The place where his mazar stands today is exactly the spot where he buried himself alive.

Sandal festival at Kasmur Dargah:
Urs-e-Shareef Celebrations of Kasumuru Shareef.
The Urs-e-Shareef or Sandal festival is celebrated on 26th day of the auspicious period of “Rabbi-ul-awal” every year.
Large number of devotees gather at Kasmuru Dargah Shareef of “Hazrath Kale Shah Peer Mastan Vali (RA)” on the occasion of Urs, large number of peoples from all casts gather here.
Sandal Festival at Kasmuru Dargah is performed on 26th Rabbiul Awwal, the same day as the sandal of Rahmatabad is also performed.
The difference between the two is, the sandal at Rahmatabad is celeberated after midnight, Kasmuru is celebrated just before the dawn prayers.
Devotees not only from Andhara Pradesh, but also from Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala visit this dargah and receive the blessings of “Hazarath Syed Kareem Ulla Shah Qadri (RA)”.

How to reach :
By road Kasmur Dargah is 19 kilometers from Nellore.

Near By Railway Stations:
Venkatachalam Rail Way Station – 9 kilometer
Manubolu Rail Way Station – 14 kilometer
Vedayapalem Rail Way Station – 15 kilometer
Nellore South Rail Way Station – 20 kilometer

Near By Air Ports:
Tirupati Airport – 95 kilometer
Chennai Airport – 173 kilometer
Vijayawada Airport – 295 kilometer
Bangalore International Airport – 295 kilometer

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