Town Kreeri, is a Historical and one of the important Towns in Baramulla District of Jammu and Kashmir state of India.
With a very rich cultural legacy, Kreeri has been the birthplace of many erudite personalities and well-read poets. Among these some have made their mark across the international literary circles. Worth mentioning are Syed Mir Qabool, Syed Ameer Shah Kreeri, Whose literary works are being taught in the curriculum for MA in Kashmiri at the University of Kashmir. Ameer Shah Kreeri has translated some of the great literary works from Persian into kashmiri and hence rendered yeomen’s job to enrich the literary heritage of Kashmir. Important works include, Khawar nama, Jung Nama, Saam Naama, Jungi Alqam, etc. Other great literary personalities who have contributed a lot, include Mir Sanaullah Kreeri, Qudoos Mir, Syed Abdul Jabbar Khamoosh, Syed Gowhar Bukhari, Qamar Jalali. Because of immense Contribution to the literature of Kashmir, Kreeri has also been the seat of religious learning and the center for the Islamic guidance. People from all across this region used to visit this place to seek guidance.
Town Kreeri, inhabited by less than 10000 souls, still continues to be the centre to cater to the socio-economic and politico-social needs of this vast area know as KRUHEN region of North Kashmir.
With an enchanting landscape Kreeri has a strong agricultural area where-in people grow crops such as rice, maize, and pulses while the main form of agriculture is apple cultivation. The main irrigation channel that nourishes this part of land is known by the name` Babul Kannal``. Major share of the agricultural production is that of delicious apple which has carved its niche all across the Indian markets. Although a good number of people are working in the all famous government sector, however major chunk of the population is still associated with agricultural activities.
The village has many of the amenities normally expected in a town except a play ground due to negligence of authorized people in media and politics:
- a sub-district hospital
- a senior secondary school
- a fire service station
- a girls secondary school
- many private high schools and government basic schools(Hanfia Model Sec.School and others)
- a tehsil library
- a veterinary hospital
- a police station
- a sub post office (Pin Code 193108)
- a J&K Bank
- a Treasury Office
- a Horticulture Office
- a Agriculture Office
- A recently commissioned regional water supply scheme catering to drinking water requirements of about three dozen villages of Sangrama/Pattan constituencies.
Kreeri is contributing its bit across the length and breadth of Kashmiri society.
Kreeri was accorded Tehsil status, few years back which might have given impetus to the developmental work going on in Town and its Vicinity. Kreeri has been deprived of its due share on account of political rivalry.
Name Kreeri owes its origin to a thorny shrub called in Kashmiri as 'Kreel' (Its flower is known as 'Dog Rose)Saint migrated to Kashmir. He decided to select this place to spread the noble message of Islam, more than 700 years back. An unwritten place of those times was selected by this Great man as the center to preach Islam across the vast area around. Because of the uncontrolled growth of the shrub 'Kreel', this noble saint named this place as Kreel. With the course of time it got modified to be pronounced as Kreeri. The shrine of Mir Syed Haji Muhammad Muraad Bukhari continues to be visited by thousands to seek blessings.
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|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|