Khanqah of Khwaja Moinuddin Naqsbandi, Kashmir

Khanqah of Khwaja Moinuddin Naqsbandi

Location: Flanked by the famous Khwaja Bazaar in Srinagar, Khanqah of Khwaja Moinuddin Naqsbandi is one of the major religious attractions of Jammu and Kashmir.

Description: Khanqah of Khwaja Moinuddin Naqsbandi, also famed by the name Naqshband Shrine, is visited by lacks of devotees all through the year. Moi-e-Muqaddas, a sacred hair of Prophet Mohammad was kept here but later on moved to Hazratbal Mosque not very far from the shrine. Founded by Khwaja Khawand Mehmood Naqsbandi in 1433, enormous amount of money was spent on building this glorious shrine during the empire of great emperor Shah Jahan. The temple is not just a religious place but also considered remarkable for its architecture. Particularly, the Khatamband ceilings of the shrine adorned with religious inscriptions are a must watch. The tombs of Khwaja Mehmood, his wife, along with his son Khwaja Moinuddin Naqsbandi, are also present at the same place. You can easily access this shrine using local transport services.

Activities: Khwaja Bazaar surrounding this shrine is a good supermarket where you can shop for a large variety of items. Well-known Nagin Lake and the Shrine of Madin Sahib are also in the proximity of this shrine, which you can easily visit on your holiday trip to Srinagar.

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