Top 10 Hangout and Tourist Places in Srinagar-Hazratbal Shrine

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The Hazratbal Shrine is located at Srinagar, Hazratbal Shrine is a Muslim shrine in Hazratbal, Srinagar it is the holiest Muslim shrine and mosque in Kashmir, located on the banks of the Dal Lake. The silvery-white mosque houses a relic known as Moi-e-Muqqadas which is believed to be a sacred hair of Prophet Muhammad’s beard. The hair is brought before the general public only on specific occasions.
The shrine takes its name from the Kashmiri language, where Hazrat means ‘holy’, and the word bal stands for ‘place’. Known by multiple names such as Assar-e-Sharief, Madinat-us-Sani and Dargah Shari, the Hazratbal Shrine is a beautiful structure made of white marble and is the only domed mosque in Srinagar.

History Of Hazratbal Shrine

The history of the Hazratbal Shrine begins in the early seventeenth century, when Sadiq Khan, who served as Mughal Emperor Shahjahan’s Subedar; constructed an impressive building known as the Ishrat Mahal or Pleasure House in 1623. However, when Shah Jahan visited the Pleasure House in 1634, he ordered the building to be converted into a prayer House. He suggested some additions and alterations for the same.

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