Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

The shrine attracts Hindu devotees,[15] while one of the shrine's two sajjada nasheens, or hereditary guardian-families, is a Hindu family.[16] Hindus still perform the mehndi ritual at the opening of the shrine's annual urs, or fair.[17] Until the 19th century, Hindus as well as Muslims believed that the flow of the nearby Indus River waxed and waned according to the whim of the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.[18] The name of the Sindhi Hindu variant of the God of water, Jhulelal, is displayed prominently in the shrine."

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