Yemmemadu Dargah Sharif in Coorg
Yemmemadu Dargah Sharief:
Yemmemadu Dargah Sharief: is in Napoklu, Madikeri Talku, Kodagu,. the Holy Tomb, of Yemmemadu is one of the most sacred shrines for Muslims in Kodagu district. It is the ‘Dargah’ or the tomb of Hazrath Sufi Shaeed and Sayyed Hassan Sakaf Halramir who came from Persia and devoted their life to the service and upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. Sufi Shaeed came to Yemmemadu around 366 years ago to give religious discourses and to help the poor. He soon attracted people of all faiths due to his views and practices. People belonging to various faiths visited the place ever since. Every year ‘Urus’ or ‘Urs’ is held here for eight days in their remembrance where devotees gather in large numbers. About three to four lakh devotees cutting across caste, creed, and religion visit this sacred shrine. The number of people visiting Yemmemadu Darga Sharief, mostly from Karnataka and kerala State, has increased of late.