Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station (station code NZM) is one of the five main railway stations of Delhi, India from which trains originate. Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station connects all the major cities and was developed to ease congestion on New Delhi railway station which is located approximately 7 km to the North.
Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station is managed by Northern Railway zone of Indian Railways. It is adjacent to Delhi’s two important arteries, the Ring Road and Mathura Road, and Sarai Kale Khan Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT).
The Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station is the origin point for many trains having destinations to Indian cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochuveli, Bangalore, Nagpur,Pune, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Thrissur, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Pune, Jabalpur, Kollam, Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal, Jhansi, Lucknow, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Chennai, Madgaon, Mysore, Chandigarh, etc.
Sultan-ul-Mashaikh, Mehboob-e-Ilahi, Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 – 3 April 1325) (Urdu: حضرت شیخ خواجہ سیّد محمد نظام الدّین اولیاء), also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the Indian Subcontinent, an order that believed in drawing close to God through renunciation of the world and service to humanity. He is one of the great saints of the Chishti order in India. His predecessors were Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Bakhtiyar Kaki and Moinuddin Chishti. In that sequence, they constitute the initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chisti order, widely prevalent in the Indian subcontinent.
Nizamuddin Auliya, like his predecessors, stressed love as a means of realising God. For him his love of God implied a love of humanity. His vision of the world was marked by a highly evolved sense of secularity and kindness. It is claimed by the 14th century historiographer Ziauddin Barani that his influence on the Muslims of Delhi was such that a paradigm shift was effected in their outlook towards worldly matters. People began to be inclined towards mysticism and prayers and remaining aloof from the world.
Nizamuddin Auliya was born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh (east of Delhi). At the age of five, after the death of his father, Ahmad Badayuni, he came to Delhi with his mother, Bibi Zulekha. His biography finds mention in Ain-i-Akbari, a 16th-century document written by Mughal Emperor Akbar’s vizier, Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak.
At the age of twenty, Nizāmuddīn went to Ajodhan (the present Pakpattan Sharif in Pakistan) and became a disciple of the Sufi saint Fariduddin Ganjshakar, commonly known as Baba Farid. Nizāmuddīn did not take up residence in Ajodhan but continued with his theological studies in Delhi while simultaneously starting the Sufi devotional practices and the prescribed litanies. He visited Ajodhan each year to spend the month of Ramadan in the presence of Baba Farid. It was on his third visit to Ajodhan that Baba Farid made him his successor. Shortly after that, when Nizāmuddīn returned to Delhi, he received news that Baba Farid had died
The following are some of the major train passes through Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station:
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Habibganj (Bhopal) (Shaan – E – Bhopal Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Jabalpur (Gondwana Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Jabalpur (Mahakoshal Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Mumbai Central (August Kranti Rajdhani Express)
Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Bangalore (Bangalore Rajdhani Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin- Yesvantpur (Bangalore) (Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Trivandrum Central (Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Chennai Central (Chennai Rajdhani Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Madgaon Rajdhani Express
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Vasco-Da-Gama, (Goa Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Secunderabad (Secunderabad Rajdhani Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Hyderabad Decan, (Dakshin Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Indore (Indore Intercity Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Jhansi (Taj Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Mysore (Swarna Jayanthi Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Coimbatore (Kongu Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin- Madurai (Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express)
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Kanyakumari (Thirukural Express)
Chandigarh – Hazrat Nizamuddin – Kochuveli (Kerala Sampark Kranti Express via Konkan Railway)
Chennai Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express
Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Manikpur Jn /Khajuraho Uttar Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Trivandrum Central Swarna Jayanti Express Weekly Superfast
Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Duronto Express