Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Tibba Baba Farid at Lahore

This shrine is behind Lahore District courts. When Baba, Farid ud Din Masood Ganj Sh came to Lahore, he chose this spot for his residence Later the devotees built a raised platform. chaukhandi (room with four doors). was erected over it during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Sin uch of this structure was razed to ground during the British period when SSP office w established there. All the graves built on the platform were levelled. Only a small portion of platform remained intact. Now an elegant dome is being built over it. A fair was organised annu on the 5th of Moharram which was attended by Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. Even now the fair organised but the fanfare of the past is gone.


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