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#9 of 29 Places To Visit in Srinagar
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Near Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
All days of the week
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

about hazratbal shrine

A dazzingly white structure on the far bank of the Dal, Hazratbal Shrine houses a relic that is believed to be Prophet Mohammed’s hair. It can be reached by a shikara on the Dal Lake or by road through the city.

Hazratbal Shrine is important because it holds a sacred relic, a hair, of Prophet Muhammad, referred to as the Moi-e- Muqqadas. The story goes that the hair was brought to Bijapur by a descendant of the Prophet; his descendants — fallen on hard times — sold it to a Kashmiri businessman, Nurud- Din Eshai. Aurangzeb then seized it and sent it to the Ajmer Dargah but later restored it to the owner. The Moi-e- Muqqadas reached Kashmir in 1700 where Eshai’s daughter, Inayat Begum, built this shrine to house it.

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Tahseen Yaseen
Tahseen Yaseen
Jun 25 2014
The Hazrabtal shrine is a must visit place in Srinagar.This is located just at the bank of Dal lake.This is a holy place.This Shrine is for Muslims But anyone can visit this Except during prayer times.All in all this is a must visit place.
Uw Don
Uw Don
Jun 24 2014
Hazratbal shrine is a must visit place in Srinagar.It has its Religious importance for Muslims.The crowd of Muslims During prayer time is just awesome.the Pigeon feeding is great to experience and also this place is located on the bank of Dal lake wh ...... read more