Golra Sharif

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Shrine of Meher Ali Shah in Golra Sharif

Golra Sharif (Urdu: گولڑہ شریف‎), is a town situated near the Margalla Hills, in the Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan, at about 520 m (1,710 ft) above sea level, 17 km (11 mi) from the ancient city of Taxila. The Mausoleum of Meher Ali Shah, Golra Sharif has much significance for the people of the Pothohar Plateau and yearly anniversary of the Pir Meher Ali Shah which is attended by thousands of people every year to pay their regards. Now-a-days Golra Sharif is widely known for one of its last custodians (Sajjada Nasheen) Pir Syed Naseer Uddin Naseer Gilani. At present this spiritual place's custodian (Sajjada Nasheen) is Peer Syed Shah Abdul Haq Gilani the younger son of Babuji.[1] [2]

History[edit]

Prior to the arrival of Meher Ali Shah's ancestors Golra Sharif was just a small village in the suburbs of Rawalpindi.[citation needed]

Importance[edit]

Golra Sharif also has fundamental importance geographically.[citation needed] The vast tracts of Margalla Hills and their adjoining plains have been witness to a vast panorama of chequered history.[citation needed] The area extending from Hasan Abdal to the neighborhood of Taxila, a settlement traced back to 2000 years[citation needed], is custodian of a rich cultural heritage of pre-Islamic period.[citation needed] Even today the archaeological remains dotting the area furnish evidence of the splendid cultural and religious traditions of Buddhist era.[citation needed] Eminent historians[who?] of the world agree that it was here that Greek wisdom and Indian civilization meshed together to bring about a synthesis which influenced cultures and art movements everywhere.[citation needed]

With the passage of time, it was overrun by many foreign invaders, such as Greeks, Persians, Afghans, White Huns, Mughals, Sikhs and the British.[citation needed]

Railway[edit]

Golra Sharif Railway station is situated on Golra Road in Golra Sharif town. The station was established in 1882 during the British rule. It is an important junction of Pakistan Railways to link Peshawar, Kohat, Havelian and Multan. Now its get more importance due to its Railways Heritage Museum.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hazrat Pir Syed Ghulam Moinuddin Gilani, Hazrat Pir Syed Shah Abdul Haq Gilani. "A brief life-sketch of the Lalajee Sahibaan". thelightofgolrasharif.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ Staff reporter (28 August 2011). "Services of Pir Mehr Shah lauded". The Nation. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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Coordinates: 33°41′38″N 72°58′39″E / 33.6940°N 72.9775°E / 33.6940; 72.9775