Pir Baba

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For the village in Iran, see Pir Baba, Iran.
Pir Baba
پیر بابا
Pir Baba is located in Pakistan
Pir Baba
Pir Baba
Coordinates: 34°35′48″N 72°27′17″E / 34.5967766°N 72.4546945°E / 34.5967766; 72.4546945
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Pir Baba (Pashto: پیر بابا) is a mountainous village in Buner District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; it is named for Sufi saint "Pir Baba" (Ali Shah Termezi, 1502-1583 CE), whose masoleum is located in the village..

History[edit]

The Wali (ruler) of Swat constructed a dispensary and homes for those suffering from leprosy near the Termezi's mausoleum, where it is believed the waters help in curing leprosy.[1] There is a cave in the nearby mountain where Termezi used to retire and pray, conducting chilla.

A bazaar is adjacent to the mausoleum; most of its customers are tourists or pilgrims who come to visit the grave of Termezi throughout the year.

Demographics[edit]

Most of the population is of Pashtun families, who are mostly Muslims, however some Hindus and Sikhs also live in the area. Pashto is the local language. A high percentage of people know Urdu and a most of people can speak English

Mountains[edit]

Pir Baba Village is surrounded by huge mountains. Two of the high mountains are Elum Ghar and Dua Suray Ghar (Two Headed Mountain). Jwarai pass are very famous top towards Swat valley, Pir baba personally was going to Swat on the Jawarai top. and there are a spring existing now which is known for Pir baba Cheena, near Jawarai top on the way. The tourist were used this gateway between swat and Buner During their journey to Saidu baba and Pir Baba from the Swat state era still now.

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