Shrine of Shah Jamal

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Tomb of Shah Jamal
شاه جمال درگاه
Shah Jamal Shrine 1.JPG
The Tomb of Baba Shah Jamal is one of Lahore's most popular Sufi shrines
Shrine of Shah Jamal is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Shrine of Shah Jamal
Shown within Punjab, Pakistan
Shrine of Shah Jamal is located in Pakistan
Shrine of Shah Jamal
Shown within Punjab, Pakistan
Basic information
Location Lahore
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 31°31′42″N 74°19′44″E / 31.52822°N 74.32900°E / 31.52822; 74.32900
Affiliation Islam
Province Punjab
Country Pakistan Pakistan
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque and Sufi mausoleum
Architectural style Modern
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 4

The Tomb of Shah Jamal (Urdu: شاه جمال درگاه‎) is the tomb of Sufi Saint Baba Shah Jamal. It is located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It can be located opposite Forman Christian (FC) College, near Muslim Town. There is a masjid built around the tomb which incorporates a graveyard.


At the foot of the stairs leading up to the tomb, there is a regular gathering of pilgrims, who come every Thursday night and Friday morning, following a tradition that has been going on for hundreds of years. Dhol is played with devotees (dervish or fakir) dancing in a trance also known as dhamaal. The drummer Pappu Sain is the central attraction and performs on the dhol.[1][2]

This performance, every Thursday night/ Friday morning, is attended by people from all walks of life—students, government officials, musicians both domestic and international, models, common folk. It is encouraged that people wear simple, plain clothes and come covered, out of respect for the shrine.

The shrine complex at night.

Annual urs festival[edit]

The annual urs festival is conducted every year on the 3rd, 4th and 5th days of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-Thani (ربيع الثاني). In 2006, 300,000 people attended the 366th annual URS (anniversary celebrations) of Shah Jamal (1588-1649).[3]



  1. ^ "The Sufi Beat of Papu Sain (Part 2)". 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Adnan Lodhi (3 January 2016). "Going stronger with every drumbeat". Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Devotees whirl to dhol at Baba Jamal’s Urs, Khaleej Times (May 5, 2006)

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