Sehwan Sharif




Sehwan Sharif
Situated on the right bank of River Indus at a distance of 135 km from Hyderabad,Sehwan is an  old town  of pre-Islamic period. Here are the remainsof Kafir-Qila, a fort reported to have been constructed by Alexander the Great.Sehwan is famous for the resting place of the great mystic poet, saint and scholar  Shaikh  Usman Marvandvi (1117 - 1274), popularly knownas Shahbaz Qalandar whose mausoleum is visited by thousands of the devoteesthroughout the year. During the Urs celebrations (18th Shahban - the eighthIslamic lunar month), devotees dance rhythmically and with total abandon to thebeat of drums (Naqqara Dhamal), finally ending in a spiritual trance

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