What is the exact translation of the word 'khanquah'?I first heard the word when I visited 'hijron ki khanquah' in Mehrauli area of Delhi. It is actually a place where graves of seven eunuchs are located. I earlier thought that the word is an Urdu word. Later I came to know that the word is Persian. But I don't fully understand the exact implication/significance of this word. Some people say that this word means spiritual abode. Some people say that this means a place which provides a peaceful environment.
I would like to know what is the meaning of this word? Can any Member help me to understand the exact meaning of this word and in what context, is iit used?