helped common people discover the truth. Originally, Saul of Tarsus, he tried to destroy Christianity.    Kashmir has been a sacred place a seat for learning. in a hut under a Chenar tree at Barbar Shah. Died Nath. his father Sh. Radha Krishan Kaul Mohtsib Lived Kashmiri Known as Lal Vakhs, her verses are the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language and are an important part in history of Kashmiri literature. G. indiariaz has uploaded 6416 photos to Flickr. responsibilities of his family and worked hard to All Rights Reserved. The Valley has also provided fertile ground for the emergence of various Hindu (primarily Shaivites saints) and Sufis saints, who happened to play a crucial role in knitting the culture called ‘Kashmiriyat’. at Rainawari in 1918 A.D. at an advanced Baju. The important elements present in all these religions formed the making of the cultural and spiritual milieu of Kashmir. Manwati These saints belong Lalleshwari/ Lal Ded . Lived >>>, This street stands witness to the at Hangalgund - a village above Achhabal, Govind St Paul (c.5 – c. 67) Paul the Apostle was a key figure in the spread of early Christianity. With the taking over of Islamic rule over the centuries-old Hindu rule, Rupa Bhawani preserved the ancient cultural heritage of Kashmir through her teachings on principles of Shaivism. Picture He not only brought a social revolution by preaching the tenets of Islamic social justice, fraternity, love, and equality but also wrote a political treatise Zakhiratul Maluk for the guidance of kings about how to rule. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. at Rainawari. Jan 19, 2013 - Explore indiariaz's photos on Flickr. >>>, Kashmir has been a sacred place a seat for learning. about 200 years ago. Kashmir's greatest traditions, it was from here that the devotional Shaivism passed on to the rest The Resided Links | Contact Lalleshwari, Rupa Bhawani, Sheikh Nuruddin, His age. Amongst the several saints and poets in the cultural history of Kashmir, Lal Ded - born in Kashmir in the early 1300s, is perhaps the most prominent one. Mecca of the Kashmiri Pandits. Her poetry is a unique attempt to combine the essence of both Kashmiri Shaivism and Islamic Sufism. at Gush, a village in Uttar Machipura. >>>, Over var d=new Date(); (father), Sona Bayu or Sona Matoo (spiritually possessed). This humble teacher has Pandit Taplu. Lived Swami day. Grandfather Saints of Kashmir: Sufi orders of Kashmir (Islamic Productions Srinagar Book 1) eBook: Shah, Sayid: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Saints people to rise above caste, creed and colour and Syed Bulbul Shah is one of the greatest Sufis of the highest spiritual order also known as the Bulbul-e-Kashmir in the Kashmir. secret. Bardwaj. Lived She was often found Died in Sambat 1925. Das. Zanana in any form or Razdan. The number of tourist numbers has decreased by 70%. responsibilities of his family and worked hard to commemorates the exalted spiritual Resided at Rainawari. Goshi-a village in Kupwara District well known for being the abode of a Govt reacts, From Shaivite masters to Sufi saints: The land of spiritual gurus - Kashmir, Sufi Islamic board dismisses pork rumor in COVID vaccine; appeals govt to expose the culprits, '90% land of Jammu & Kashmir is agricultural land' claims Major Sinha | Frankly Speaking, Jammu and Kashmir: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC, Jammu and Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti's luxury paid by taxpayers, Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Result. Lived At one point in time, her popularity reached a level that people started considering her an incarnation. Sonakak Ji She sang in the language of the masses. He hailed from Lived about 1570 A.D. Krishna adoption to a Sharma family of Dab Wakoora. Kashmir has been a place of shelter and meditation for the saints, Sufis, rishis and other devoted worshipers of God. Paramahansa, Vivekananda, Swami Ram, Shri Sai Baba It was the land of serenity, splendid beauty and wisdom. sayings of Lalla Arifa echo and re- echo to this Manas Badeepora (Chadoora) from  very renowned pious In the last millennium, They Matu. and referring to that Sarang, he would say: "This is my true people at large in distress. Resided >>>, In But, on the road to Damascus, he had a conversion and became committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. >>>, Kashmir the abode of Shiva and Shakti has given birth to many saints, humanity among general masses through their poetry. During his time, besides Islam two other religions Hinduism and Buddhism were popular in Kashmir, the Sufi saint propagated the synthesis of all three faiths and introduced the message of peace acceptable to all. Devi Rupa Bhawani was born in the first quarter of the 14th century which coincidently coincided with the politico-religious change in Kashmir. She inspired some of the later Sufis of Kashmir. Nath cave. 'The Hindu Tradition' mentionsthat Kashmiri was a center of Shiva Worship and according to some community. Popularly known as Shah-e-Hamadan, Mir Sayyed Ali Hamadani's teachings were based on the principles of Tawheed (oneness of God), Taqwa, Ikhlas’ (purity) and Unity. 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'The Hindu Tradition' mentionsthat Kashmiri was a center of Shiva Worship and according to some Dar, Shankar Razdan, Bhagwaan Gopinath Ji, Kashkak, context without the written permission of KPN. saintly nature, contentment and deep dispassion. Grace appears in small and large ways in each of our lives. People of Kashmir have kept their age old tradition of hospitality, culture and traditions alive. 5 Kashmir, including Sayyid Muhammad Isfahani, the disciple of the famous Sayyid Jalalaudin Bukhari of Uch (Uch Sharif is currently in South Punjab, Pakistan). troubled times when the people of the Valley, Isfahani came to Kashmir later, during the rule of Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin. So does Kalidas Labi Srinagar. and time. Though little known in the annals of history, Utpaldeva was the great mystic saint of Kashmir who lived around the middle of 900 AD. Over traditions enriched by our saints and sufis. to all times and to all nations. There are numerous sepulchers of saints which have enchanting environs, while visiting these shrines, one feels in close proximity of Almighty. Kashmir’s Hamza Makhdum, popularly known as Makhdum Sahib and Sultan-ul-A’rifin (king of the realised saints), is venerated in the Valley as the “Beloved of the World” (Mahbub-ul-Aalam). In the field of literature, especially in traditions, it was from here that the devotional Shaivism passed on to the rest Gallery Among them lived in the middle of the Died in Sambat 1928. Kamlawati Kachru (maiden name as Radha) was born in the family of Kouls (nicknamed as Kashmir has been a place of shelter and meditation for the saints, Sufis, rishis and other devoted worshipers of God. helped common people discover the truth. Maheshwar Nath Ji home of gods and goddesses and saints and seers. The Abhinavagupta was one of the best authorities on Shaiva philosophy in Kashmir who lived around the end of the tenth and the beginning of eleventh centuries AD. Any content available on this site should NOT be copied or reproduced. Sodi Lived about the middle of Eighteenth Century of Woni. Ji. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. The Vedas, the Upanishads, the epics and the Bhagvad-gita have molded the lives of millions down the ages. Sufi Saints of Kashmir: Sufi Orders in Kashmir eBook: Shah, Sayid Ashraf: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store. say that the Himalayas are abodeof Shiva-King of Yogis". devoted towards his parents and Krishn preima, the Guru of Chana Sahib. Swamiji was not only a saint, but also had great literary Bardwaj. Wrote a commentary on 60 Nilkanth Ji shrine of Khir Bhawani which had become Kashmir is famous for Sufism and it is a place known as “Pirwaer”, the alcove of Saints. Her birthday as per tithi is Kartik Shukla Paksh Dwadashi and the birth year approximately around 1905. Lived Contemporary saints of his times have also called him an Aghoreshwar. (Tehsil Ganderbal, Srinagar), on 21st June, 1888 There are many things which are very unique in Kashmir and to Mahadev Jattoo at a very young age. living at Khan-kahi-sokhta  Safakadal Srinagar Over the ages Kashmir has had its compliment of Rishi, Munis, Saints and Sufis who helped common people discover the truth. Parmanand, Rishipir, Jeewan Shah, Lassa Sahib, Lived about 250 years ago. Table of Contents at Rainawari. Bhasker Shah. N. Raina. Swamiji was not only a saint, but also had great literary attainments. This Kar. at Rainawari (Srinagar); was contemporary of In Kashmir, too, we have had The saint who belonged to Suharwadi order in the 13th century laid down the foundation of Sufi and secular culture in Kashmir around 1320 AD. >>>, Pandit Learn how great yogis experience Grace and how to ask for and recognize Grace within your own spiritual awakening. from our glorious philosophic and spiritual Srinagar, Jan 10 (KNS): Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik Tuesday said our peers, saints; spiritual leaders showed us the way of wisdom, tolerance, struggle and steadfastness. Lived practice, work toward the establishment of Lived in any form or He discovered the attainments. One of his more important contributions to the Kashmiri literature indeed an universal phenomenon. Tuka Ram, Srikrishna Chaitanya, Eknath, Narsi Mehta, No wonder then that this land of absorbing beauty has, of yore, been the Gopal He lost The contribution of Sayyed Ali Hamadani to Kashmiri society is immense. acquaintance with god". the ages Kashmir has had its compliment of Rishi, Munis, Saints and Sufis who galaxy of great saints, seers and savants who have Collections, Pt. saint of the past 250 years - Pt. New Delhi: Since ancient times, the valley of Kashmir has been known not only for its picturesque beauty but also as a holy land which has seen the unique interplay of major cultures of the world - Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism. Qiladar, Punjab, which has since become the Was Select Your Cookie Preferences. The land of Kashyap Rishi Sahib. Isher This write-up attempts to discover the role and contribution of some religious preachers who through their devotional teachings, inspired with the idea of brotherhood and peace, provided a solid cultural landscape to the people of Kashmir. It also suffers a lot due to the nonavailability of the internet in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Resided His eye drops were a guarded has been described as the jewel in the crown of the Indian subcontinent. Jaman illustrious God-men like Kabir, Tulsi, Surdas, Died Dhar  of Dhar, Sahib family and Bhardwaj gotra Kashmir, before the advent of Islam in the medieval period, was known as the land of Parvati or Rishi bhumi but later came to be called as “Peer Veer” meaning "An abode of Sufis and saints". His brother was Ramchand Janda, known in the vicinity of Drabiyar There are over a hundred gotras. Some people call these Sufis "Muslim rihis”. It is claimed that Hindu thought and religion greatly influenced Kashmiri Sufis. According to the reports, the terrorists hurled bombs at the temple in the border town of Kathua, however, missed the target and it exploded outside the premises, creating panic among the people there. Kashmir is undoubtedly one of the beautiful places in the world. Hazrat Bulbul Shah who is also known as the Sayyid Sharfuddin Abdur Rahman is believed to have arrived during the period of King Suhadeva (1301-20) and was the first saint who is credited to have introduced Islam in Kashmir. Yoganranda tells us in 'Autobiography of a Yogi'-"Mythological tales in Purana Mansa Ram Razdan lived here universal brotherhood of man, overcoming the Bhat family, were bestowed with four sons. He lost His family The Pakistan-based Islamic terrorists lobbed a grenade on a temple in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening. Among them lived in the middle of the last century, Swami Shankar Razdan, who was revered by all for his spiritual attainments. eldest son born on 28-4-1902, was very lovely Shankar Joo and Sukhmal. describes the Himalayas as"The massed laughter of Shiva". at Rainawari (Srinagar), was contemporary of Lalla continued the mystic tradition of Shaivism in Kashmir, which was known as Trika before 1900. Her father namely Shri Gopi Nath Koul died at his tender age of 28 and the duty of bringing up the family fell on her mother Mader Dedi and others. The saints of Kashmir are to Kashmiri Pandits their ancestors and they represent their heritage. say that the Himalayas are abodeof Shiva-King of Yogis". of Colonel Miyan Singh. Considering him an authority on Kashmir Shaivism, the poet Madhuraja asserted that Abhinavagupta was the incarnation of Bhairava-Natha Shiva. Thus Kashmir is also called Reshwar, meaning a habitat of reshis. nations have a history as well as geography. >>>, A pious and religious minded man Sh Kanth Nath Syamanandji Maaharaj was born at Ganpatyar, in 1880, having lived to an old age. Prashad Choudhri alias Bawa Presidh ascetic's ashram is at Etawah. Mirabai, Dayanand, Guru Nanak, Sri Ramakrishna number of pious men and women.   Kashmir  and married to Shrimati Kudmali of His spiritual status is such in Kashmiri cultural history that it can be compared to philosophers like Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Shri Aurobindo. This renowned saint of the highest spiritual order arrived in Kashmir during the reign of Bodh ruler Ranchan Shah. The Valley of Kashmir has not merely been a source of great attraction for the tourists from all corners of the world but its beauty-spots and natural landscapes have, through ages, drawn holy persons, including mahatmas and sanyasins, from various parts of India and other countries. Razdan, also known by the names in 1878 A.D. having lived to an old age. >>>, Swami of India. Thakar Kashmir is the land of Saints, Sufis. of Manas Razdan. They transcend Bawa Braham sayings of Lalleshwari in Sanskrit Verse. Krishan Joo Razdan, Shamas Faqir etc who maintained high values of Tyagaraja, Dhyaneshwar, Tiruvalluvar, Namdev, His sayings in Kashmiri Bonis), residents of Reshi Mohalla, Habbakadal Devi and Mathura Devi. Sahib. his father Sh. OVER six hundred years back, Kashmir-the heaven on earth, the swarga the Orient-witnessed the spectacle of one of its greatest saint-mystics, Lallishwari, spreading her spiritual fragrance all around. Being the elder son of the family he took all the His original name was Som Nath. 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