From Persia to Bidar
Shah N’amatulla Vali’s Poetry in
It is heartening to see Sufi poetry written by a Persian saint on the walls of a Dargah in Ashtur
Khwaja Bande Nawaz’s visit
The well-known writer Khwaja Bande Nawaz was said to have come to
Bidar, it turned out, was the ideal capital for Ahmed, with its fertile land,good drinking water resources, and its geographical position, that of being at the heart of Deccan region. Also, it was to Ahmed’s advantage that it was at a reasonable distance from the Vijayanagar Empire. While in Bidar, Ahmed continued the tradition that his brother started, that of inviting poets and scholars from
But, that is not the only truth.
One’s search must continue till one understands the mystery behind life.
One might lose out on the real truth if one goes by the surface.
If the lord hands over a cup of madira, how does one ignore it?
It behoves well for the follower to listen to what he is told and do as told,"
says one of the engravings here.
There are several such. And not all of them are limited to Niyamathulla’s poetry. Even lines from the Quran have been calligraphed here.
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