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The meaning of Dargah
A 'Dargah' is a special place, only the resting places of the mortal remains of illumianated souls ,which become sacred shrines can be called a dargah. It literally means 'dar'---doorway ,'gah'---place. This Dargah for Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti, Murshid S.A.M.The Dargah for Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti, Murshid S.A.M. was crafted using principals of sacred geometry.
Sacred Geometry is the contemplative study of form. Its goal is to render from geometrical constructions the underlying principles active in the creative process of the Divine. By the process of the unfolding of form from its preceding root, the beauty inherently held within can be revealed. Thus a seemingly common mathematical activity can become a discipline for spiritual insight and provide a doorway to understanding the Divine manifestation.
A concept rendering prior to construction.
The Dargah floor tiles use the Fibonacci numbers of 5 becoming 8. This specific pattern uses a geometry who's earliest know use is in the in the floor tiles of the ancient Great Mosque of Kairouan,Tunisia dating from 670 ad.
The stone work for the Dargah was carved in India.