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Data Darbar

Address:
near Bhaati Gate
Lahore, Pakistan

www.dataganjbakhsh.com
Data Darbar,located in the city of Lahore, Pakistan is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in the sub-continent. It houses the remains of a Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery (more commonly known as Daata Ganj Baksh, meaning the master who bestows treasures). He is said to have lived on the site in the 11th Century.

The shrine is located near the Bhaati Gate into Lahore's Walled City. It was originally built by the Ghaznavi king Sultan Zakiruddin Ibrahim in the late 11th century, and has been expanded several times. There have been rising security fears in recent years after threats by Pakistan's Taliban militants. The large size of the complex which houses the shrine and the fact that it is open at all hours to the public makes protecting it extremely difficult. For centuries his tomb was visited by Muslims and Hindus in search of his blessings but since partition, most visitors have been Muslim, although people of all religions are welcome. Pakistani politician Nawaz Sharif is a frequent visitor.

On special occasions, the shrine is decorated with lights, dinner is prepared for hundreds of people and visitors dance while musicians play Sufi music for hours. At the boundary of the shrine, Muslims recite the Qur'an, and pay tributes to Muhammad.







PAST EVENTS
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Qawwali Music Session

Thursday
Apr 07, 2011
3:00 pm
weekly event

Data Darbar
Lahore
free!
Every Thursday there is a Qawwali Music Performance at the Shrine of Data Sahib, starting around 3 pm.

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Aqeeda Touheed Seminar

Apr 17 - 18, 2010

Data Darbar
Lahore
free!
An Effort for the Promotion and Splendour of Aqidah-e-Thouheed Seminar (Belief of Monotheism)Respected Orator Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Asif Jalali& Also Renowned Scholars will join this gracious ce ...
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Urs - Data Darbar

Feb 29 - 28, 2008

Data Darbar
Lahore
free!
Urs at Data Ganj Baksh

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Qawwali Music Session

Mar 22 - July 29, 2007

Data Darbar
Lahore
free!
Every Thursday there is a Qawwali Music Performance at the Shrine of Data Sahib, starting around 3 pm.Data Darbar has a website!
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Urs at Data Ganj Baksh

Mar 08 - 10, 2007

Data Darbar
Lahore
fee unknown
The biggest Urs in Town at Data Darbar is going on for 3 days. Thousands of people come from all over Pakistan and crowd the city centre ...

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