Khanqah of Shah Hamdan, Kashmir

Khanqah of Shah Hamdan

Location: Visit Srinagar and have a look at the first ever shrine, Khanqah of Shah Hamdan, constructed in entire Kashmir.

 Description: Khanqah of Shah Hamdan got its name from a Persian Sufi poet, Mir Syed Ali bin Shahab-ud-Din Hamadani. He was the one who propagated Islam in the Kashmir valley. His admires used to call him Shah Hamadhan, which means a King of Iran. Beautifully set on the banks of Jhelum River, the mosque is an astonishing piece of art. Built by Sultan Sikander in the honor of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani, the mosque is a major attraction that one should not miss on a visit to Kashmir. Made from pure wood, the shrine looks amazing with beautifully carved roofs.  One must see the mosque, notable for its intricate interiors carved with ancient inscriptions of Islam. You may hire a taxi or take a local bus to arrive at this incredible shrine. Due to Islamic beliefs, only Muslims are allowed to enter the shrine but you may enjoy the magnificence of this shrine from outside which is as glorious as the interior.

Activities: According to Islam Calendar, on the sixth day of the last month, the death anniversary, famed as Dul-Haj, is celebrated annually with great grandiosity in the honor of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani. Pathar Masjid and Jama Masjid, other attractions located close to this shrine can also become a part of your religious tour.

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