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Kashmir Sufi Tourism

Jammu & Kashmir is one place where the roving eyes of travelers come upon one endearing natural vista after another. A visit to this Eden revitalizes everyone – body, mind & soul. Over the centuries saints, seers and followers of all religions have come to Kashmir and left it richer, more spiritually robust. Jammu and Kashmir is dotted by both natural and man made religious pilgrimage sites. Shrines of all faiths exist in a good number here, symbolizing the spiritual and secular character of the Region.Hundreds of Shrines placed in scenic locations all over its hilly landscape.

Origins of Sufism in Kashmir

Sufism is a mystic tradition within Islam and encompasses a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to divine love and the cultivation of the heart.

Jammu & Kashmir, the land renowned for its scenic splendours, has been endowed with a rich lineage of Sufi tradition. It is dotted by innumerable Sufi Shrines, which are held in high devotional esteem by people of all religious faiths. These sacred places, today, have become synonyms of religious secularism and brotherhood and symbols of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh unity within Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.

The Sufi Pirs, Rishis and Saints preached the doctrine of love, compassion and humanity and espoused the cause of peace among people.

The great Sufi Saints of Kashmir like Hazrat Bulbul Shah, Amir-e-Kabir Shah-e-Hamdan, Noor-ud-Din Wali, Lal Ded, Baba Rishi, Baba Budhan Shah, Roshan Ali Shah, Peer Mitha and Panj Peer, who had followers in Kashmir as well as the rest of the country are revered everywere.