Baba Payam ud Din Reshi

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Baba Reshi
Forest Area
Ziyarat Baba Reshi
Ziyarat Baba Reshi
Nickname(s): ریشی صعب
Shrine of Baba Reshi map
Shrine of Baba Reshi map
Baba Reshi
Shrine of Baba Reshi map
Shrine of Baba Reshi map
Baba Reshi
Baba Reshi (India)
Coordinates: 34°03′32.31″N 74°25′28.17″E / 34.0589750°N 74.4244917°E / 34.0589750; 74.4244917Coordinates: 34°03′32.31″N 74°25′28.17″E / 34.0589750°N 74.4244917°E / 34.0589750; 74.4244917
Country  India
State  Jammu and Kashmir
District Baramulla
Elevation 1,593 m (5,226 ft)
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 193402
Area code(s) +91

Babareshi is the name of a village, forest area, tourist and religious place in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is named after the Sufi saint Baba Payam uddin Reshi.[1]

It is located a few kilometres from Tangmarg and near the hill station Gulmarg.[2]

Shrine[edit]

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 Uddin[edit]

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.[3]

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.

Urs[edit]

The Urs or the anniversary of Baba Payam ud din Reshi is celebrated annually and people from far off places visit the Shrine on the occasion.[4]

Damage by fire[edit]

On 2 September 1989 the 300-year-old Baba Reshi shrine was gutted in a fire under mysterious circumstances.[5] 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 economical loss to the historic place.

Accommodations and travel[edit]

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.

Airport[edit]

The nearest airport from Babareshi is Srinagar Airport, which is at a distance of around 45 minutes. The airport is connected with cities such as Delhi, Leh, Jammu, Mumbai, Indore and Nagpur.

Road[edit]

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 kilometers away by road from Babareshi.

Rail[edit]

The nearest railway station is the Mazhom railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot air balloon rides take flight in Kashmir to attract adventure tourists". aninews.in.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Take steps to stop mishaps on Baba Reshi-Baramulla road: Residents to govt". greaterkashmir.com.
  3. ^ "Hazrat Payamuddin alias Baba Rishi Tang-Marg,Kashmir". saintsofislam.com. Archived from the original on 2015-11-01.
  4. ^ "Employees lock MC office at Tangmarg". greaterkashmir.com.
  5. ^ Pandita, Rahul (19 January 2013). "When the water in the spring turned black". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 April 2018.