Dastgeer Sahib is a 200-year-old shrine situated in khaniyar built in memory of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jelani. It has the old Quran written by Hazrat Abu Bakr Sidiqqi, Hazrat Ali, and the Mouia Pak, a piece of hair from Gous E Azam. It was constructed in 1806 and expanded in 1877 by Khwaja Sanaullah Shawl
It is the center of the activity hub of the Khaniyar and is surrounded by a large market. On the Urs of the Gous E Azam thousands of people from all over Kashmir go there to pray to Allah and watch the ziyarat.
The two-century-old shrine located in the Khanyar locality of Srinagar is an epitome of Kashmir architecture laden with ornate Khatamband ceilings and elaborate carvings with grand chandeliers adorning the main prayer hall.
The shrine was badly damaged in a fire on 25 June 2012. The relics of the saint that were located inside a fireproof vault were not damaged.The shrine has been restored to its original state.
you can visit here all over the year
Charar-e-Sharief, famous for shrine of Sufi saint – Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA) – is located on the way to Yousmarg, 30 kilometers from Srinagar. Charar-i-Sharief is probably one of the most ancient of shrines in Kashmir valley. Inheriting a heritage of about 600 years, Charar-e-Sharief shrine was badly damaged in 1995, however, it was again reconstructed. The historic tales behind Charar-e-Sharief narrates an array of interesting anecdotes. The mention of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani who took birth in 1377 AD at Qaimoh in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, is all -pervasive in the saga of the origin of Charar-e-Sharief. Called by the name of Nund Reshi, Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA) propounded the significance of Rishism in Kashmir valley centuries ago. During his entire life, Noor-ud-Din Noorani spread the message of tolerance and communal peace among the local people of the valley.
From political, social and economical upheavals, the Rishis or saints emerged with sacred thoughts which gave comfort and mitigated the miseries of the people of valley. Nund Reshi was the patron of the Sufism in Kashmir who showed disinterest in worldly matters from childhood and renounced the world at an early age of 12 in search of divinity of Allah. When the people of valley were suffering and yet spontaneously uttered concise and rhythmic verses called ‘Shruks’ which are considered of high value in Kashmiri literature.
Besides the shrine, Charar-e-Sharief is also known for Kashmiri handicrafts as well. Carpets, crewel work and Kagri weaving is popular among the people. Kangri (a fire pot surrounded by interwoven twigs to keep one warm during winters), produced here are quite in demand in Kashmir. The area is also famous for dried pellets of fruits like apple, apricots and others. Visitors can enjoy shopping in the main market after having paid obeisance at the shrine. Local buses ply only upto Charar-e-Sharief, tourists are advised to hire a taxi from Srinagar or take the assistance of a travel agent. The road from Charar-e-Sharief to Yousmarg may occassionaly remain closed during winter due to heavy snowfall.
Makhdoom Sahib Shrine at Srinagar is located at the foothills of Hari Parbat. The shrine rests below a magnificent Mughal fort that’s spread out on the hill. This fort gives a magnificent top view of Makhdoom Sahib Shrine and falls on the southern side of the hill. Beauty of this shrine is truly enchanting and invites devotees on a large scale irrespective of their religion. This shrine is named after Hazrat Sultan, who belonged to Syed dynasty. He hailed from Tujar Shareef which lies in Kashmir. He inherited land lordship from the family but was a scholar and a mystic Sufi Muslim Saint. ‘Makhdoom’ denotes a person who dedicates his life to Islam and Quran
Hazrat Sultan is said to have had divine powers. Personal experiences of people tell us that those who visit the shrine never return empty handed. Unbelievable recoveries have increased the faith of people and their number of visits to this place.
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hazrat Sultan Shrine is located close to Srinagar city. It lies 5 km away from Srinagar.
Baba reshi is located in Baramullah district. It is the beautiful shrine of Sufi Saint Baba Payam Uddin Reshi. It is a three- storey monument situated at an altitude of about 7000 feet. This is a popular tourist and pilgrim destination.
The ‘langar’ (free meals are eaten together) is hygienically prepared and tasty. Baba Reshi’s shrine is inside a minaret with beautiful carvings. The “Noor Khwan” is the place where his grave rests.
It is covered with a satin cloth having Quran embroidery and is made of glass. Women have to cover their heads as part of the shrine’s discipline. So, do take the right turn the way to Gulmarg to this divine place. Chances are you may be invited over for a salted Kashmiri tea and some snacks by the welcoming locals!
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Baba Payam Uddin is said to have given all his belongings to serve common people. He lived at this location that later became his tomb site. People from around the world come up to seek his blessings and fill their mind with positivity the shrine reflects, annually during his ‘Urs’ (birth anniversary).
Khanqah-e-Moula is situated in Srinagar, on the banks of the river Jhelum. One of the oldest Muslim shrines in Kashmir, the khanqah was built by Sultan Sikander built in 1395. The Khanqah is a wooden structure whose chief aesthetic feature is its beautifully carved eaves and hanging bells. The interiors are richly carved and painted, and the antique chandeliers give it an air of opulence. The Khanqah-i-Mualla is dedicated to Muslim preacher Mir Syed Ali Hamdani.
Also known as Shah Hamadan, the preacher came to Kashmir from the city of Hamadan in Persia in the 13th century. He is believed to be responsible for the spread of Islam in Kashmir. The Shah stayed in Kashmir for many years and then left for Central Asia via Ladakh. He also built a mosque at Shey (near Leh). The shrine gains a special significance on 6th of Zilhaj (last month of Muslim calendar), the death anniversary of Mir Syed Ali Hamadni. On this day, devotees visit the shrine in large numbers to pay a tribute to Shah Hamadan.
The Khanqah of Shah Hamadan was one of the first mosques to be built in Srinagar. The Shah used to meditate and offer his prayers daily on the banks of river Jhelum, at the same spot where the shrine now stands. The Khanqah of Shah Hamadan in Kashmir has undergone renovation a couple of times.
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Aishmuqam Shrine is one of the most prominent tourist spots in Anantnag, which was built in the 15th century A.D. This shrine was constructed in the honour of Shiekh Zain-ud-din, who was one of the chief disciples of the renowned Reshi, Shiekh Noor-ud-din. The hills in the Aishmuqam town were once home to Hazrat Zain ud din Wali. Therefore, this place is considered to be sacred by people belonging to different religions.
According to popular belief, Hazrat Zain ud din Wali had spent his time preaching about Allah. For this purpose, Hazrat Zain ud Din Wali decided to restrict himself to the cave. Aishmuqam shrine is thronged by thousands of devotees during the annual Urs and Zool festival from all over the world.
Baba Zain- ud- din Reshi, more popularly known as Sakhi- Zain- udin of Ashmuqam, is most celebrated Reshi Saint of this land, who lived in 15th century AD. He is one among the founder saints of the Reshi order in kashmir and is remembered for his open handiness and generosity (Sakhawat) for centuries together. People in south Kashmir believe that who so attends the place of reverence never goes empty handed. The symbol of the spiritual legacy and wonder architecture, the shrine of the Reshi has been attracting its devotees from the distant corners of the state all over the year, but the huge rush of his devotees is seen during its urs days which begins from the 16th of Zeth of the local Calendar. The festival is always celebrated with full religious honor and cultural gaiety.
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Naqshband Sahib is a holy Muslim place of worship and solace situated in Jammu & Kashmir. Named after Khwaja Syed Bha-u-Deen Naqshband,It invites people from all religions and is open all round the year.
The shrine is situated at a distance of about 15 kilomtres from Yousmarg, Pakharpora is famous for the shrine of Syed Balkhi (RA) who came to Kashmir in the beginning of 15th century.
The Hazratbal Shrine is the holiest and most revered Muslim shrine in Srinagar containing Moi-e-Muqqadas (the sacred hair) of Prophet Mohammed (SAW). It is a white mausoleum with a large dome of marble and tall minarets rising on its sides. The mausoleum is also used as a mosque with regular prayers being attended by thousands of Muslims from many parts of the Valley.
This Shrine is located in village Guntrian near the line of actual control in Poonch District of Jammu region. It is 10 kilometers away on the north-east side of Poonch city.
Ziarat Shahdara Sharief is about 35 Kms in the north of Rajauri and 5 Kms from Thannamandi.