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“A Masterpiece of Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shah-e-Hamdan

Shah-e-Hamdan
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Private Tour: Full-Day Old Srinagar Walking Tour
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Owner description: This shrine, originally built in 1395 and reconstructed in 1732, supposedly contains "the secret of Allah."
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“A Masterpiece of Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Mir Syed Ali bin Shahab-ud-Din Hamadani (Persian: میر سید علی شهاب‌الدین همدانی‎) (1384-1314) was a Persian Sūfī of the Kubrāwī order, a poet and a prominent Muslim scholar.[1][2] He was born on Monday, 12th Rajab 714 AH (1314 A.C) in Hamadan[3] and died in 786 AH/1384 in Kunar and was buried in Khatlan.[4] He was very influential in spreading Islam in Kashmir and has had a major hand in shaping the culture of the Kashmir valley.[3] He was also known as "Shāh Hamadhān" ("King of Hamadhān", Iran) and as Amīr-i Kabīr ("the Great Commander"). He wrote several short works on spirituality and Sufism. He was immortalised by poets like Allama Iqbal.

His name was Ali, and titles were Amir-e-Kabir, Ali Sa'ani, Shah-e-Hamadan and Mir. Besides them, the Chroniclers had mentioned several other titles: Qutub-e-Zaman, Sheikh-e-Salikan-e-Jehan, Qutub-Ul-Aktab, Moih-Ul-Ambiya-o-Ul-Mursaleen, Afzal-Ul-Muhaq-e-qeen-o-Akmal-Ul-Mudaq-e-qeen, Al-Sheiyookh-Ul-Kamil, Akmal-Ul-Muhaqqiq-Ul-Hamadani etc.

Visited May 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Great persian saint's place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Very fascinating mosque with persain design allover it.
Must visit their especially during the sun set time.

Visited May 2013
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Bern, Switzerland
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

My favourite mosque in Srinagar: its style is so typical of the region, superb papier mâche interior design and traditional building techniques. Non muslims not allowed inside, a pity for us and a blessing for those who come to pray. Its history is interesting too.

Visited April 2013
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Srinagar, India
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“The mosque of SHAHI-HAMDAN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

It stands on the right bank of the river Jehlem just below the third bridge.. One can visit while joy ride down the river. It was originally built in 1395 A.D to commemorate the visit of Mir Sayyid Ali Hammadani. Destroyed by fire in 1479 and 1731 A.D. It was rebuilt by Abdul Barkat Khan in 1732 A.D. and since then stands as a landmark in the city..
The interior consists of a large wooden hall 63`X43` with fourteen cells on its northern and southern sides. the walls are entirely covered with wooden panels of geometrical design and ceiling is supported in the cent re by four wooden columns ornamented with wooden pieces in fish-bone pattern.

Visited October 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Beautiful paper-mache piece of art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

The shrine is a mix of Nepali (exterior architecture - roof) and local Kashmiri art (green paper mache) on the shrine's wall. The shrine is beautiful but perhaps lack of maintenance. Too many pigeons around the shrine too.

Visited April 2013
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