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A unique place to visit in Delhi is Hijron Ka Khanqah, a story of India‘s age-old tolerance to the transgender(ed).

Hijron Ka Khanqah is a pre-Mughal, Lodhi period, monument dated to the 15th century known for being the burial place of eunuchs of Delhi during the Lodhi dynasty’s reign.

An Islamic monument, a Sufi spiritual retreat for eunuchs, located in a narrow lane called ‘Chatta Wali Gali’ of main Mehrauli road.

Hijras is a word historically used to describe eunuchs, now more widely refers to an organized spiritual and social community that includes eunuchs, transgender, intersex, or third gender people in India.

Forty-nine hijra are buried beneath the white tombs that fill the cemetery. The larger, ornate monument is said to honor a eunuch named Miyan Saheb.

It is maintained by the Hijras of Turkman Gate, in Old Delhi who are in possession of this 15th-century monument since the 20th century.

Hijron Ka Khanqah


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