Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Shrine

Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Shrine

Nagore Dargah from Boon Tat Street

Domes peeking above the columns

Built between 1828 and 1830, Nagore Dargah was constructed by Singapore’s earliest Indian Muslim pioneers. The South Indian Muslims who arrived from the Coromandel Coast built the shrine as a memorial to the patron saint of Nagore, Tamil Nadu, Shahul Hamid Abdul Qadir Ganjasavoy.

Located at 140 Telok Ayer Street, the building today is the Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre. It occupies the corner junction of Telok Ayer and Boon Tat Street. A pale-coloured blend of Classical motifs and Indian details, the building stands out amidst the rows of restored shophouse offices in the area.

Close view of the fluted Corinthian columns and Indian motifs

Nagore Dargah at Boon Tat Street

Gazetted as a National Monument in 1974, the Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Centre is dedicated to telling the story of the Indian Muslim community in Singapore.

Learn about the history of the Indian Muslim community in Singapore here

 

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