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Mandhali Sharif

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Rauza Mandhali Sharif Darbar
Established1785
FounderSayed ul Shaykh Hazrat Babab Abdullah Shah Qadri Ji
TypeNon-profit organisation
Legal statusActive
Purpose
Coordinates31°11′36″N 75°50′20″E / 31.193237°N 75.838836°E / 31.193237; 75.838836
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Rauza Mandhali Sharif Darbar is a Sufiyana Darbar located in Mandhali Pind, nearby [[Phagwara}}, Punjab, India. The Darbar is a symbol of love and peace where people from all different castes and religions come and pay their respects at this Rauza. There is also a local railway station is also named after him and is known as ‘Baba Abdulla Shah Kadri Railway Station Kultham’.[1]

About[edit]

It is a Sufi shrine located in Mandhali Pind and is also known as 'Makkah-e-Mandhali.' This pilgrimage site is a Sufi shrine which is very peaceful. The main tomb is of Sayed ul Shaikh Hazrat Baba Abdullah Shah Qadri Ji who came from the Arab lands and settled in Punjab and is now burried in Mandhali Sharif. There are also tombs of Data Ali Ahmed Shah Qadri, Bibi Karma Ji, Sai Bhajan Shah Qadri and Sai Gulam Baqi Bille Shah Qadri who are also burried in the complex of the Rauza. There are also graves of sewadaars of the Rauza in the complex.[2]

Gaddi Nashin:

  • Sayed ul Shaykh Hazrat Baba Abdullah Shah Qadri Ji
  • Data Ali Ahmed Shah Qadri Ji
  • Sai Bhajan Shah Qadri Ji
  • Sai Gulam Baqi Bille Shah Qadri Ji
  • Sai Umre Shah Qadri Ji (Present)

Thursday’s are the most crowded day to visit this shrine as Thursday's are regarded as special days within Sufism.

History[edit]

When the partition of India occured (1947), most of the sewadaars of the Darbar settled in Pakistan. There is also a sister twin Darbar in Pakistan which also has the name Mandhali Sharif Darbar. Before partition Sai Kaly Shah Ji and Data Ali Ahmed Ji looked after the sangat that attened the Darbar. Sai Kaly Shah Ji settled in Pakistan and Data Ali Ahmed Ji stayed in Mandhali and continued to look after the Rauza. After Data Ali Ahmed Shah Qadri's death, Sai Bhajan Shah Qadri Ji became gaddi nashin of the darbar.[3]

The Darbar gained more popularity when Sai Bhajan Shah Qadri Ji became gaddi nashin. It is well known that during melas (fairs) Sai Bhajan Shah Qadri used to sing with Gurdas Maan, one of Data Ji's favourite songs 'Sajna Ve Sajna.'

Today Sai Umre Shah Qadri Ji is gaddi nashin. Lakhwinder Wadali is also a mureed of Sai Ji and attends the Darbar frequently.

Dera Information[edit]

There are two melas held every year at this Darbar where a variety of singers and Qawwals attend such as Munawer Ali Qawwal, Shafi Taqi Mohammad Qawwal, Nooran Sisters, Lakhwinder Wadali, Qaramat Ali Qawwal Malerkotla and many more.[4]

References[edit]

  1. "Roza Sharif Mandali, Nawanshehr". www.nativeplanet.com.
  2. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - JALANDHAR PLUS". www.tribuneindia.com.
  3. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - JALANDHAR PLUS". www.tribuneindia.com.
  4. HolidayIQ.com. "Roza Sharif Mandali Religious Place in Nawanshehar - Video Reviews, Photos, History - HolidayIQ". www.holidayiq.com.


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