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Baba Reshi Shrine

Babareshi is the name of a village, forest area, tourist and religious place in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is named after the Sufi saint Baba Payam uddin Reshi. Situated at an altitude of about 7,000 feet (2,133 meters), the Ziyarat Baba Reshi shrine is a three-storey monument. It is located near Ramboh village in Baramulla District. Built in 1480, in Mughal and Persian style, the tomb is named after Baba Payam Uddin. The shrine and its surrounding garden is a tourist attraction as well as a destination for pilgrims visiting the shrine. Baba Payam Uddin was a courtier of 15th century Kashmir King Zain-ul-Abidin, and he is said to have given up all his belongings in order to serve the common people. He lived and meditated at this location, which became the site of his tomb and a shrine for his disciples. This shrine has a big minaret and inside the shrine is the Noor Khwan where the Grave of the Sufi Saint Lies. It is covered with cloth with Quran embroideries. The Noor Khwan is made of glass and wood carvings. The Urs or the anniversary of Hazrat Baba Payam ud din Reshi is celebrated annually and people from far off places visit the Shrine on the occasion. There are accommodations for tourists and pilgrims aournd the shrine. Each building has a Daan or cooking place where the Kashmiris prepare their meals and everyone traditionally contributes some of it to the Langar (collection Place). The Langar staff distribute the food in charity. Airport: The nearest airport from Babareshi is Srinagar Airport, which is at a distance of around 45 minutes. The airport is connected with cities such as Delhi, Leh, Jammu, Mumbai, Indore and Nagpur. Road: The area is also connected by road via NH-1A from Narbal via Magam. It is linked with various towns such as Kunzer and Tangmarg by Gulmarg Highway. Srinagar is 55 kilometers away by road from Babareshi. Rail: The nearest railway station is the Mazhom railway station.


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