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Srinagar Pilgrimage

Srinagar Pilgrimage

Khanqah of Shah Hamadan: The Khanqah Mosque , known as Shah Hamdan Masjid is located on the right bank of River Jhelum between the third and fourth bridges. It is the first mosque ever built in Srinagar. The mosque was built to commemorate the visit of Mir Sayed Ali Hamdani better known as Shah Hamdan. The mosque is most notable for its beautiful and intricate wooden carvings done by the skillful artists and carvers from Kashmir. Fire claimed the mosque several times in the following centuries and the current structure, as seen today was sponsored by Abul Barkat Khan in 1738.

Hari Parbat Fort & Temple of Sharika Devi: Hari Parbat is a hill overlooking Srinagar is the site of a Durrani Fort built in 1808. The hill is considered sacred by the Kashmiri Hindus due to the presence of temple of Sharika Devi. Dedicate to Jagadamba Sharika Bhagwati the presiding deity of Srinagar. It is believed to be a form of Durga Mata or Shakti.

Makhdoom Sahib: Makhdoom Sahib is one of the most sacred shrines in Kashmir located on the Southern side of Hari Parbat Hill in Srinagar. This double stories mosque is named after Sufi Saint Makhdoom Sahib or Hazrat Sultan is a rare example of Mughal architecture and style. Hazrat Sultan is believed to have divine powers and is visited by the people of all religions and faiths.

Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara: Srinagar has the religious sites belong to various religions and faiths. According to the history the sixth Sikh guru Shri Hargobind Saheb ji had travelled through Kashmir, stopping to preach occasionally. A gurudwara has been built at the exact site of each of these halts and is famous by the name of Chhatti Padshahi gurudwara. It is situated near the Kathi Darwaza, in Rainawari, Srinagar and has a great reverence by devotees of all faiths.

Martand: The most memorable work of King Lalitaditya is the construction of Martand Temple. The temple is situated on the top of a plateau near the town of Ananatnag. It is a medieval Temple built with 84 columns and offers the magnificent views of the valley of Kashmir.

Kheer Bhawani Temple: Situated in Srinagar’s Tullamulla District , Kheer Bhawani temple is one of the most sacred temple of Srinagar. The temple is dedicated to Ma Raghenya Devi is situated at a distance of 27 km from Srinagar. The devotees of the goddess fast and gather here on the eighth day of the full moon in the month of May. According to the popular belief the goddess changes the colour of the spring's waters. The temple-spring complex is affectionately known as Kheer Bhawani because devotees offer milk and 'kheer' to the sacred spring, which magically turns black to warn of disaster.

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