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City of Shrines: Multan

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Multan is famous for its rich legacy of pirs and saints, the city is also known for many mausoleums and shrines. So that, Multan is also named as ’’ The city of shrines’’

Multan city is 5000 B.C. historic oldest living city and sister city of Rome. Time to time it has given different names. Like, "City of Gold" now called "City of Saints".

I would recommend, People who’re supplemented with spiritualism and have got a great interest for Tasawwuf they must travel to Multan. You will gain an exotic experience of spiritualism.

For the help tourists and pilgrims. Here are the names of eminent shrines and mausoleums. Keep them in mind in order to explore Multan’s great heritage. 

Shrine of Mai Maharban

Tomb of Mai Maharban was constructed in 1140 AD. Old muddy look gives it a tranquil appearance.

It is sited at: Chowk Fawara Muhalla Qadirabad near Children Complex Multan.

Shrine of Shah Yusuf Gardezi Multan

The tomb of Shah Yusuf Gardezi was properly built in 1150 AD i.e14 years after his death. 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. It can be approached easily, next to Bohar Gate. But it can be can be accessed from Lohari Gate.

Shrine of Bahaudin Zikarya Multan

The Shrine of Bahaudin Zikarya is very old shrine inside the Fort Kohna boundary of Multan. Constructed in 1170 A.D. Still visited by thousands of people every year.


Shrine of Shah Bukhari in Fort Kohna Multan

Shrine of Shah Bukhari is located in Fort kohna Multan. Saint died in 1246 AD but his tomb was constructed 21st century.


Shrine Khawaja Awais Kagha Multan

Shrine Khawaja Awais Kagha is a beautiful and unique shrine of 1300 AD in Multan. It is near Chungi No 22 and timber market.

Shrine of Shah Shams Sabzwari Tabrez Multan

Interesting Facts

Saint Shah Shams Sabzwari Tabrez was debarred by the people and he was not given anything to eat, he got a piece of meat  but nobody allowed him to cook. He said to Sun "I can’t come closer to you so please you come closer to me" Sun came near to earth, so close to it and cooked the meat and people escape to save their lives they jumped into river Chenab but water was boiling. That was story how Multan became so hot. Shah Shams means King of Sun.

Shrine of Shah Rukne Alam Multan

Shrine of Shah Rukne Alam is located inside Fort Kohna in the center of Multan city is land mark and identity of Multan.

It belongs to Sheikh Rukn ud Din Abul Fateh, commonly known as Shah Rukne Alam (King Pillar of World) was grandson of  Sufi Saint Bahaudin whose shrine is nearby inside the for Kohna Multan.

Tomb shows the beauty of pre Mughal architecture in subcontinent. It is typical of Multani architecture.

Shrine or Tomb of Mother of Shah Ali Akbar Multan

It is located in Suraj Miani Multan, a road form MDA roundabout leads straight to Suraj Minani where a link road leads to this tomb, approach is very easy. It is located just near the Shrine of Shah Ali Akbar. Tomb of mother of Shah Ali Akbar is square shaped. It was made in 1540 AD.

Shrine Musa Pak Shaheed Multan 1616 A.D.

Shrine Musa Pak Shaheed Multan 1616 A.D.Hazrat Musa Pak was killed by enemies and was buried in Uch Sharif but his son had a dream that father is asking to bring him Multan so his body was brought to Multan and buried here. His shrine at Uch Sharif also exists.

Moreover, there are more shrines which you can include in your visiting list.

Shrine Sakhi Yahya Nawab 1618 A.D.

Shrine Shah Hussain Sadozai 1626 AD

Shrine Inayat Wilayat 1658 A.D. Haram Gate Multan

Shrine Saeed Khan Qureshi 1677 A.D.

Shrine Hafiz Jamal 1811 A.D.

Shrine Mian Dalair Banga Balail 1832 A.D.

Shrine Allah Dad Gurmani 1851 A.D.

Shrine Shah Ali Mardan 1865 A.D.

Shrine Hamid Shah Gillani 1934 A.D.

Shrine Luddan Kuddan Under Construction


Tomb of Khalid Bin Waleed Ruins

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