Hari Parbat

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Hari Parbat as seen from Badam Weer (Almond Garden), Srinagar

Coordinates: 34°6′19″N 74°48′58″E / 34.10528°N 74.81611°E / 34.10528; 74.81611 Hari Parbat is a hill overlooking Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the site of famous Sharika Devi temple dedicated to goddess Jagadamba Sharika Bhagwati who is regarded as the presiding deity (`isht`-Devi) of Srinagar city. Hari Parbat also has other notable places of worship.

Durrani Fort[edit]

The first fortifications on the site were constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1590 who built an outer wall for the fort as part of his plans for a new capital called Nager Nagor. The project, however, was never completed. The present fort was built in 1808 under the reign of Shuja Shah Durrani.[citation needed]

Sharika temple[edit]

Sharika Mata Temple

Another name for the hill is Pradyumna Peeth.[1] It is considered sacred by the Kashmiri Pandits and hosts a temple of Shakti, who is worshipped there under the name Jagadamba Sharika Bhagawati (or simply Sharika) and depicted as having 18 arms and sitting in Shri Chakra.[citation needed]

Muslim shrines[edit]

Makhdoom Sahib, Srinagar

The southern side of Hari Parbat features Makhdoom Sahib, the shrine of Hamza Makhdoom, a 16th-century Kashmiri Sufi saint locally known as Hazrat Sultan and Sultan-ul-Arifeen.[2][3]

Another shrine on the hill's southern slope is dedicated to Shah Badakhshi, a 17th-century Sufi saint.[citation needed]

Gurdwara Chatti Patshahi[edit]

Gurdwara Chatti Patshahi, Rainawari, Srinagar

Gurdwara Chatti Patshahi at Kathi Darwaja, Rainwari, Srinagar is a Sikh gurdwara. It is believed that Guru Har Gobind, the sixth Sikh guru, travelled through Kashmir, stayed there for few days.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Origin Archived 9 May 2012 at WebCite
  2. ^ Hamza Makhdum
  3. ^ Makhdoom Sahib Shrine
  4. ^ "Gurudwara Patshahi Chevin, Village Rainawari". AllAboutSikhs.com. Retrieved 15 December 2015.

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