When visiting Agra for the Taj Mahal, it is worth a little trip to the nearby Fatehpur Sikri. Here, many spectacular examples of Mughal architecture remain. One such example is the tomb of Sufi saint, Salim Chisti.
The mausoleum was made by the emperor Akbar for the saint who foretold the birth of his sons. Akbar wanted a son badly to carry on the empire, so he sought out the aesthetic to ask for his blessing. Salim Chisti foretold he would have not one - but three sons.
Now pilgrims and travelers come to make a prayer at Salim Chisti's tomb. As sufis chant inside the tomb, flowers are thrown above his grave while holding a thread in your hand and three wishes inside your head. Then, you tie the string in three knots along the spectacularly intricate marble carvings around the tomb. Here are many wishes hoping to be blessed by the saint.