Chote Lal Dargah inspires communal harmony

June 15th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Poonch, June 15 (ANI): A 400-year-old dedicated to Chotey Shah in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district has become a symbol of communal harmony.

Located about 15 kilometres off the international India- Pakistan border, the shrine frequented visited by a large number of people of all religious faiths, irrespective of caste or creed.

“Here, devotees from all over the state like Jammu, Rajouri and many places, be they Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, come here and pray. Devotees make wishes and get them fulfilled after visiting this shrine,” said Sufi Mohammad Sadiq, a devotee.

According to a legend, this dargah of Chotey Shah is the shrine of a brother and sister, who buried themselves alive.

Devotees believe that whoever pays obeisance at this shrine gets blessed in life and with get all their wishes fulfilled.

“We have been coming here for long and would continue to do so. All our prayers have been answered,” said Masqoom Begum, a devotee. (ANI)

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