People of different faiths pay obeisance at Harzat Shah Ruknuddin Tola

The shrine of Harzat Shah Ruknuddin Tola is dedicated to a 14th century Muslim saint who spent around 40 years praying on the hillock, on the top of which the shrine is constructed and falls in the Kalaburgi district of Karnataka. Next to it is the shrine of Shah Qadri who was originally a Brahmin named Rama Rao, known for his spiritual accomplishments and a disciple of Hazrat Ruknuddin Tola. It's only because of this Brahmin that Hazrat Ruknuddin decided to give up non-vegetarian food, and ordained that, after his death, nobody was to visit his shrine after consuming non-vegetarian food. The legend to the story goes this way.