Datta Hayat Shah Mazar, Handia
Handia is located at a distance of about 35 km from Allahabad on Allahabad-Varanasi Road (NH-2) in Allahabad district, U.P., India, while Dargah of Datta Hayat Shah is 200 Mts. away from NH-2
How to reach
Frequent Bus service is available up to Handia from Allahabad & Varanasi as well.
Handia is the railway station
Earlier the place was known as Hariharpur and was a big city in the past. Datta Shah, a local saint (Fakir) who lived here in the times of Asif-ud-daula, saved the locals from the atrocities of Awadh forces. Hence, he was revered by the natives and his Mazar still exists here. An Urs, held every year on Shab-e-barat, draws a lot of people from nearby especially on Thursday to pay their homage & gratitude to the saint.