Channan Pir

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Channan Pir
Channan Pir is located in Pakistan
Channan Pir
Channan Pir
Coordinates: 28°35′N 71°25′E / 28.58°N 71.42°E / 28.58; 71.42Coordinates: 28°35′N 71°25′E / 28.58°N 71.42°E / 28.58; 71.42
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Elevation 101 m (331 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Channan Pir is a village in the Punjab province of Pakistan, it is named after a Sufi saint and contains his tomb. It is located between the Derawar and Din Gargh forts[1] and lies a few kilometres from Yazman town, and in the start of the Cholistan desert. The village is linked to Hazrat Jalaluddin Surkh-Posh Bukhari who was said to have come to the village while travelling en route to Jaisalmir during the 13th century.

Festival[edit]

It is a centre of the spiritual and cultural heritage of Yazman and Cholistan. Cultural activities are observed when the Urs (a religious fair) of Channan Pir is held.[2] Urs is held on seven consecutive Thursdays starting in the month of March every year. The visitors throw tabbaruk (the sacred sweet) and the persons who pick and taste this tabarruk are supposed to be fortunate in achieving their worldly pursuits.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Places Around Bahawalpur, Channan Pir - PTV Archived April 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Singh, Sarina (2004). Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway. Lonely Planet. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-86442-709-0. Retrieved 17 March 2011.