Historical Places

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Cholistan

The shrine of channer pir is located seven km from Derwar fort. Channer pir was a disciple of makhdoom jahanian jahanghasht He was brought up in a state of destitution It is believed that a visit to him tomb protects the children. The pir never married but had seven brohter whose descendants are called the Channer. The approach to this shrine is quite difficult. The annual Urs is held at the beginning of March. A colourful fair known as Mela Channer Pir is held here. Devotees gather on the night of full moon to offer Fateha at the tomb of the saint.

Derawar Fort

Derawar Fort is a large square fortress in Pakistan near Ahmedpur East. The forty bastions of Delawar are visible for many miles in Cholistan Desert. The walls have a circumference of 1500 meters and stand up to thirty meters high. The first fort on the site was built by Rai Jajja Bhati, whose sister was married to Deoraj, a prince of Jaisalmer. It remained in the hands of the royal family of Jaisalmer until captured and completely rebuilt by the nawabs of Bahawalpur in 1733. In 1747, the fort slipped from the hands of the Abbasis owing to Bahawal Khan’s preoccupations at Shikarpur. Nawab Mubarak Khan took the stronghold back in 1804. The nearby marble mosque was modeled after that in the Delhi. There is also a royal necropolis modvigil of the Abbasi family, which still owns the stronghold. The area is rich in archaeological artifacts associated with Ganweriwala, a vast but as-yet-unexcavated city of the Indus Valley Civilization.

Shrine of Channar Pir

The shrine of channer pir is located seven km from Derwar fort. Channer pir was a disciple of makhdoom jahanian jahanghasht He was brought up in a state of destitution It is believed that a visit to him tomb protects the children. The pir never married but had seven brohter whose descendants are called the Channer. The approach to this shrine is quite difficult. The annual Urs is held at the beginning of March. A colourful fair known as Mela Channer Pir is held here. Devotees gather on the night of full moon to offer Fateha at the tomb of the saint.

Uch Sharif

Uch Sharif has played a signficant role in the making of our history . For some time it served as a provincial metropolis of the well known raj hindu dynasty and then the capital of nasir-uddin qabacha . However, it remained a favorite place of religious excellence and piety throughout the period of its existence The city once possessed several sun temples. with the advent of islam sprang up various institutions of formal and infomal education. it was divided into three socio-administrative sectors: Uch Jilani, Uch Bukhari, Uch Moghla. Uch jilani was founded by syed saif-uddin Ghazrooni while Uch Bhkhari by syed Jalal-uddin surkh bukhari. The saintly personages living in the city imparted mystic training and guidance to the thousands who approached. The suhrawardia silsila was established over here by jalal-uddin surkh bukhari. The place got name and fame due to jalal-uddin makhdoom jahanian jahangasht. similarly, syed muhammad ghous jilani hallabi established the qadirya silsila. it was Uch from where this order spread to entire subcontinent and was carried to indonesia and malaysia. The famous tombs existing at Uch include those of makhdom hazrat bahawal haleem, makhdom jahanian jahangasht, bibi javindi, the tomb of the wife of jahanian jahangasht, who was the daughter of sultan lange khan, the governer of multan whose name there is a garden in multan. The oldest shrine at Uch is that of sheikh saif-uddin ghazrooni, who was the first muslim saint to settle down at Uch. Most probably, Ghazroonis is the oldest muslims tomb in the whole of sub-continent. Makhdoom shams-uddin and makhdoom Nau bahar are the sajjada nasheens of jilani and Bukhari syeds shrines respectively-the former having sunni faith and the later shia faith. thousands of devotees from far flung areas come to Uch sharif at the time of ‘urs’ which is held every year in april. These sajjada nasheens have in thier possession rare islamic ralics of older days, which have been preserved with great care. The sajjada nasheen of Uch Bokhari has the following relics:-(1) A turban of the holy prophet, (2) A robe and mantle of the holy prophet,(3)”samsam”(sword) of hazrat imam hassan,(4) A cap of hazrat shaikh abdul qadir jilani of beghdada, (5) The turban and mantle of hazrat salman farsi. The sajjada nasheen of Uch jilani is the custodian of:- (1) Holy prophet’s footprints, (2) a few chapters of the Holy Quran written by Hazrat Imam Hussain and (3) a tooth of Hazrat Awais Qarni.