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Rauza Sharif, Patiala

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Address: Sirhind City: Patiala State: Punjab Location: North India Type of Construction: Medieval Type of Building: Mosque Religion: Islam Importance: The burial place of Mujadid-alf-Saani Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi, Kabuli, Sirhindi who lived during the reigns of Akbar and Jahangir from 1563 to 1634. Best Time: August Accomodation: Accomodations are avaialble at the hotels in Patiala. Accesibility: Patiala is well connected to the major cities by air, rail and road. Nearby Cities: Chandigarh, Ambala. Rauza Sharif, Sirhind in Patiala : Can be reached both from Patiala, 50 Kms north as well as from Chandigarh by road and by train. The magnificent and spacious Rauza is a mausoleum which commemorates the burial place of Mujadid-alf-Saani Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi, Kabuli, Sirhindi who lived during the reigns of Akbar and Jahangir from 1563 to 1634. The old mosque in the vicinity is extant, so are several cenotaphs. The tomb of the Shah Zaman, one of the Kings of Afghanistan indicates that the Rauza was once considered a propitious burial place of high and mighty. Some Muslim sects place it, next only to the Mecca in reverence. A great Urs is held here every August yearly. The Sheikh, whose mausoleum in Sirhind, the Rauza Sharif, still attracts Muslim pilgrims from all over the world, was someone who had been seen early by his preceptor as "a light which will illuminate the world", and whose writings and utterances created a stir in the times in which he lived. The

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