Category Archives: Tombs and Samadhs

Mausoleum of Bahauddin Zakariya

The city of Multan in Pakistan, known as the city of Sufis or mystics, is where the mausoleum of the great Sufi saint, Bahauddin Zakariya, can be found.  Standing in the centre of the city, within the north-eastern corner of … Continue reading »

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Rukn-e-Alam Mausoleum

Lying just inside Multan Fort in Pakistan, on the south-west side, is the mausoleum of Sheikh Ruknuddin Abul Fath, commonly known by the title Rukn-i-Alam (pillar of the world). The elegant dome is prominent, instantly visible when approaching the city … Continue reading »

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The tomb of the Empress Nur Jahan

The tomb of the Empress Nur Jehan, wife of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir, lies in Shahdara Bagh, on the north-west suburbs of Lahore, near the mausoleum of her husband. Although there are no reliable figures as to when the tomb … Continue reading »

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Anarkali’s Tomb

On the lower Mall Road, inside the grounds of Punjab Secretrariat towards the south of the old city in Lahore, lies one of the more unexpected Mughal tombs, that of Anarkali, the former slave and lover of Prince Salim. According … Continue reading »

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Sher Singh Baradari

The Samadhi of Sher Singh, located on the premises lies in complete ruins as the domed structure appears to have been cut in half. The baradari itself is fast turning into a garbage dump as the Solid Waste Management department has constructed a waste enclosure here after demolishing one corner of the Baradari. Continue reading »

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Samadh of Mahan Singh

The Samadh of Maharaja Ranijt Singh’s father Mahan Singh Sukkerchakkia Continue reading »

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Samadh of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

The funerary monument of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore. THe structure was started by his eldest son and heir Kharrack Singh in 1839 and built on the spot that the Maharaja was cremated o the banks of the River Ravi adjacent to the Dera Sahib Gurdwara. Today the Samadh is within the same complex as Dera Sahib. Continue reading »

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Qadian

Qadian is best known as the birthplace of Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad who was born at this very place. Over the time, it happened to be developed as a major place of worship for Ahmadiyya Muslim community. A large number of members of this community visit this place seeking peace and solitude. Continue reading »

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