Baba Payam ud Din Reshi
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Ziyarat Baba Reshi
|Union Territory||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Elevation||1,593 m (5,226 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Situated at an altitude of about 7,000 feet (2,133 meters), the Ziyarat Baba Reshi shrine is a three-storey monument. It is located near Ramboh village in Baramulla District. Built-in 1480, in Mughal and Persian style, the tomb is named after Baba Payam Uddin. The shrine and its surrounding garden is a tourist attraction as well as a destination for pilgrims visiting the shrine.
Roza Sharief Baba Payam UddinEdit
Baba Payam Uddin was a courtier of 15th century Kashmir King Zain-ul-Abidin, and he is said to have given up all his belongings in order to serve the common people. He lived and meditated at this location, which became the site of his tomb and a shrine for his disciples.
This shrine has a big minaret and inside the shrine is the Noor Khwan where the grave of the Sufi saint Lies. It is covered with cloth with Quran embroideries. The Noor Khwan is made of glass and wood carvings.
Damage by fireEdit
On 2 September 1989 the 300-year-old Baba Reshi shrine was gutted in a fire under mysterious circumstances. The place known as daan that Baba Reshi built in the village Ramboh went ablaze and caused severe damage to several buildings surrounding the shrine causing a huge economic loss to the historic place.
Accommodations and travelEdit
There are accommodations for tourists and pilgrims around the shrine. Each building has a Daan or cooking place where the Kashmiris prepare their meals and everyone traditionally contributes some of it to the Langar (collection Place). The Langar staff distribute the food in charity.
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The nearest airport from Babareshi is Srinagar International Airport which is at a distance of around 45 minutes.
The area is also connected by road via NH-1A from Narbal via Magam. It is linked with various towns such as Kunzer and Tangmarg by Gulmarg Highway. Srinagar is 55 km (34 mi) away by road from Babareshi.
The nearest railway station is the Mazhom railway station.
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