Lahore’s Shadani Darbar: History is linked to the descendants of Luv, son of Lord Rama, a pilgrimage site for Hindus

In the Sindh province of Pakistan, there is an ancient...

In the Sindh province of Pakistan, there is an ancient temple of Satguru Saint Shadaram Sahib, who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva, which is called Shadani Darbar. Whose Hindus have a lot of recognition and this year his 314th birth anniversary is being celebrated. For which jubilee celebrations have been organized in Sindh province and the special thing is that Pakistan has issued visas to 100 Indian pilgrims to attend the ceremony. After which Indian devotees have also reached Pakistan to participate in this ceremony.

In the information given by the Pakistani High Commission in the capital Delhi, it has been told that 100 Indian pilgrims are being issued visas to visit religious places in Pakistan. These Indian pilgrims will visit Shadani Darbar of Sindh province from 22 November to 3 December 2022 Shiv Avatari in Hayat Pitafi may come to Pakistan to attend the 314th birth anniversary celebrations of Satguru Sant Shadaram Sahib. Through the 100 Pakistani visa issued to Indians, Indians can visit not only Shadani Darbar but also other pilgrimage centers in Pakistan. Holy pilgrimage centers like Sukkur, Dherki and Nankana Sahib can also be visited.

What is the recognition of Shadani Darbar?
According to the information given on the website of the temple, Pakistan-based Shadani Darbar is a holy temple of Hindus. It is believed that this temple is an ancient temple of 18th century. This temple has been considered worshipable among Hindus all over the world. This temple was established in 1786 by Sant Shadaram Sahib. Who is considered to be the descendant of Luv, the son of Lord Rama. Along with this, according to the old beliefs of Hinduism, he is also called the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Sant Shadaram Sahib was born in 1708 in Lahore.

It is also said that this temple located in the Sindh province of Pakistan is more than 300 years old, and this temple is the oldest and largest temple in Pakistan. It has been considered a sacred temple for all the Hindu devotees across the world. According to the information given in the website of the temple, Sant Shadaram Sahib who inspired people to follow the path of spirituality and at the age of 20 left his home and went to Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Amarnath, Prayag, Ayodhya, Kashi and Nepal. Visited holy temples and pilgrimage centers at places like. 

During his visit, he also visited the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal. After which he reached Sindh in 1768 during the reign of King Nand. Where he got a Shiva temple constructed in Mathelo, the capital of Sindh. Where he spent time with his devotees in worshiping the Lord, but left the temple after some time.

And then Hayat settled in Pitafi. Where the foundation of Shadani Darbar was laid. For which a holy well was dug in this village. Out of which a holy fire was published. Which later came to be known as Shadani Darbar. It is believed that one who drinks the water of that well and takes the blessings of that dhuni. All his sufferings and misfortunes come to an end. Every year lakhs of devotees reach this court for darshan.

And every year the annual function is organized. In which fire worship is done. Along with this, mass marriages are also organized during this time. This year also a grand ceremony has been organized and a large number of devotees have reached there.

Devotees can visit under the protocol of 1974 There was an agreement regarding the departure of the pilgrims. According to the Pakistan-India protocol, Hindu-Muslim and Sikh pilgrims from both countries can visit their respective religious places. For this, visa is issued to the pilgrims. In this series, this year also the Pakistani High Commission has issued visas to 100 Indians to visit religious places in Pakistan. The duration of visa issued to Indians is from 22 November to 3 December. Till December 3, Indian pilgrims can stay in Pakistan through Pakistani visa. After which they will have to come back to India.

Under the agreement that was signed in the year 1974, the devotees living in Pakistan can also come to India and visit these pilgrimage sites present in India. In which
1. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Rajasthan
2. Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, Delhi
3. Dargah of Amir Khusro, Delhi
4. Shrine of Sirhind Sharif, Punjab
5. Dargah of Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir, Haridwar

Including 5 tombs included. Whose Pakistani devotees can come to India and visit. For this, a visa is issued to them from the Indian side. 

Pilgrimages of Indian pilgrims present in Pakistan
Apart from this, under the protocol of the year 1974, the pilgrimage sites which can be visited in Pakistan include a total of 15 pilgrimage sites. in which

1. Shadani Darbar of Hayat Pitafi, Ghotki
2. Shri Katasraj Dham, Lahore
3. Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib, Rawalpindi
4. Gurdwara Shri Panja Sahib, Hasan Abdal
5.  Maharaja Ranjit Singh Samadhi, Lahore
6. Gurdwara Sri Dera Sahib, Lahore
7. Gurdwara Birth Place, Nankana Sahib
8. Gurdwara Diwan Khana, Lahore
9. Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj, Singhaniyan, Lahore
10. Gurdwara Bhai Tara Singh, Lahore
11. Gurdwara of Sixth Guru, Lahore
12. Birth place of Sri Guru Ram Das, Lahore
13. Gurdwara Chevin Padshahi, Mojang, Lahore
14. Dargah of Data Ganj Bakhsh, Lahore
15. Mirpur Mathelo, Sindh is covered.

For this Pakistan gives visa to Indian pilgrims, for which the pilgrims get visa without going through the immigration process. But the pilgrims of both the countries are given visa for pilgrimage only in the group, and how many people will be there in the group. For this, every year both the countries fix the numbers accordingly.

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