Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan

An easy apporach, although inside the inner city but very near to Bohar Gate. At walking distance from Bohar Gate but also can be accessed from Lohari Gate.
Shrine- Jamal-ud-Din Syed “Shah Yousaf Gardez”

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan




The saint was born in Gardez, near Ghazni in Afghanistan in 1058 AD he arrived in Multan sometime between1086 AD and 1088 AD, and settled on the banks of a branch of River which then flowed where Bohor Gate is today. He stayed in Multan for 50 years and died here in 1136 AD. He was buried in his own hujra on the bank of the branch of River Ravi near his residence. It was around his residence that the city of Multan once again grew after the destruction wrought at the hands of Ghaznavids. The tomb proper was built in 1150 AD i.e14 years after his death. Today, the tomb is inside the walled city near the same gate. The present building is the result of many renovations, interventions and alterations particularly in its decorations both internally and externally. This is the earliest mausoleum in Multan and differs in all its essentials from the mausoleum architecture which later on developed in and became the hallmark of Multan. The mosque on the south of the tomb was built by Sher Shah Suri (1639-1655 AD).


Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan Gate

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan and Moque

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan full of glazed blue tiles

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan roof

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan
Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan

Shrine of Shah Yousaf Gardez Multan

Wonderful photo at Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardez Multan

An ayat at Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardez Multan

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardez LCBMIT principal Multan
A doucumentary video about Multan and Shah Yusuf Gardez
Enchor says
Here is the Shrine of founder of Modern Multan one of the ancient living human civilization on planet earth. The name of Sufi or Saint who stated it as modern place for living is Hazrat Shah Yusuf Gardez He started the city as a modern city was a person with vision to bring and create harmony and community in this particular piece of land and started his work through education and the first institution in this place and as well as social welfare for example few clean drinking water by installing few wells for public regardless of their origin religion and background. It had a great impact on natives and they started sitting in his meeting and ripping the fruit of  his knowledge and skills by queering, self restraing as well as education which was at that time was negligible in other parts of this world. Communities from various faiths like Hindus who used to worship the Sun started visiting him to get benefit from his wisdom
The shrine behind me does not have a doom it is very ordinary shrine but is one of the best symbol of architecture. And what we see in this place is, which is surrounded by the generations of people who came here from many many parts of the world. And when he came here for more than 1000 year in first millennium  He penetrated the society not only spiritaulay and religiously but also worked politically.
The boundary around the whole Multan city was defined by Shah Yusuf Gardez.



   






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