Baba Matka Pir Dargah is located on the way to Purana Quila in Delhi. Open to all faiths, the spot can be easily identified by the several earthen clay pots hanging from a tree. While some of the pots are on kekar trees, many others hang from bamboo sticks dug into the ground. To get to the main dargah, one has to climb stairs.
The Pir (Muslim saint), whose original name was Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Tulshi Haideri Kalandari Rahmatullah, was supposed to have come from Iran over 750 years ago. He is believed to have performed several miracles. He was offered roasted gram, ‘gur’ (jaggery) and milk in earthen pots after the wishes were fulfilled. This style of offering gave the saint the name, Baba Matka Pir, with the word ‘matka’ meaning pot.