Situated at a distance of 20 km from Haridwar and only 10 km from Roorkee on the banks of the river Ganga, Piran Kaliyar Shareef is a wonderful symbol of unity.Ibrahim Lodhi (16th century AD) built the tomb of dargah. It is situated towards the south of Haridwar.Famed for its mystical powers that fulfill the desires of the devout, the Dargah is visited by millions of devotees from all over the world. Piran Kaliyar, also known as Kaliyer Sharif, which is the burial place of a Sufi Sant named Alla Uddin Ali Ahmad Sabir. It is only a half hour drive from Haridwar, and the Islamic touch makes the feel of the place completely different.
One can see some of the detail work on the sides of the tomb. The sidewalls have open grillwork, which allows one to peep in side and also allows the breeze to move through in the summer.
The veneration of saints is Islam is based on the belief that their piety brought them close to Allah, and that they can therefore act as channels of Allahâ€™s grace. Not only people visit the saints to ask favours, but also some strive to be buried near them. The Tomb compound at Piran Kaliyar contains the graves of his numerous followers, where as the smaller tomb is built outside the shrine.
The shrine of Piran kaliyar is the anchor and raison dâ€™etre for the town of Kaliyar, which is little more than a collection of shops around the saintâ€™s tomb for merchandise, souvenirs, food and offering for the saint such as roses and sugar. The only time things get really busy is during the annual â€œUrsâ€, the festival celebrating the saintâ€™s death anniversary.
How to reach
Air- The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun (61 kms) on Rishikesh State Highway.
Rail- The nearest railhead is Roorkee (10 km). connected with all important cities of India. like- Delhi, Agra, Howrah, Varanasi, Allahabad, Amritsar, Dehradun, Lucknow and others with express trains. For railway enquiry phone- 0131-277481
Road- Roorkee on National Highway is well connected by bus services to all major cities and other parts of the north India. From where one can reach to Piran Kaliyar by taxis, tangas & rickshaws available at bus stand and railway station.
Haridwar on national highway no-58 is well connected to all major cities and other parts of the state.
Where to stay
- Dergah Sabri Guest hoseÂ Â phone- 01332-272075
- GMVN tourist rest house
- Many accommodation is available at Roorkee & Haridwar.
Beyond Piran Kaliyar
Roorkee– Situated 10 km from Piran Kaliyar, Roorkee is a quiet town of moderate size in the district of Haridwar (Uttarakhand). It is located on the banks of the upper Ganga canal, which takes off to Haridwar, 30 km away. Roorkee is the gateway to the pilgrim centers of Haridwar, Rishikes, Badrinath and Kedarnath, and the tourist attractions of Dehradun and Mussoorie. Roorkee is more known for the Indian Institute of Technology and Central Building Research Institute.
Haridwar- Only 30 minutes drive to the gateway of the four dhams, the holiest shrines in the Himalaya- Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri-Yamunotri.
Rajaji National Park- Rajaji national park is distinctly known for its pristine scenic beauty and rich zoological-diversity. A paradise for nature lovers and wild life enthusiasts. The Wild life of the park is blessed with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and gorals as its best known life forms.
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