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Dasgeer Sahib

dasgeer sahib

Kashmiris are emotionally attached to some of their shrines. Hazrat Bal , Shahe Hamdaan Mosque , Shrine of Chrar Sharief , Ziyarat of Dastgeer sahib Khanyar and Ziyarat of Makhdoom sahib are frequented by them in large numbers . They tie threads in these shrines to be opened once their desires are fulfilled . This applies to kashmiri Pandit shrines as well. This is locally known as Daechh Gandein. At some of the shrines they perform the Zar Kasai ( First hair cut of the new born Child ) yet the Tehar distribution ( Yellow cooked rice ) and a Halwai shop selling Nadru Monji ( fried Pakodas made form lotus stem and rice powder ) or feeding of pigeons is common in almost all the shrines . Practically Every muslim shrine in Kashmir has a space for feeding pigeons or other birds . Just two Kms from Dalgate or 1.5 kms from Rainawari , lies the famous shrine of Dastgeer sahib.

There is no tomb or mausoleum inside but a mosque having holy relic of Pir Dastagir sahib ( RA). Dastagir sahib , like Naqashband sahib did never visit Kashmir but some followers brought his relics to the site. A Khankaah was built during Afghan rule of Noor Ud Din Khan Bamzai by Khawaja sakhi Shah Sahib who came to Kashmir from Bagdad . Khwaja sahib is reported to have actually started Silsila Qadria in Kashmir . Accordingly the followers of Dastgeer sahib are called Qadrees in Kashmir . The Ziyarat was put to extensive repairs during the rule of Maharaja Ranbir singh by one rich shawl merchant namely Khawaja Sonaullah sahib.City residents and villagers visit this shrine in large numbers . Pandits ( Kashmiri Hindus ) also used to visit this shrine and bow in reverence .


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