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| Last Updated:: 01/09/2023

Piran Kaliyar Sharif








Piran Kaliyar is the dargah of 13th-century Sufi saint of Chishti Order, Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari also known as Sarkar Sabir Pak and Sabir Kaliyari. Situated at Kaliyar village, near Haridwar on the banks of Ganga Canal, 7 km. from Roorkee, It is one of the most revered shrines for Muslims in India and is equally revered by Hindus. He was the Sufi Saint of Chishti Order in the 13th century, a successor to Baba Farid (1188–1280), and the first in the Sabiriya branch of Chishti Order. 



The dargah shrine was built by Ibrahim Lodhi, an Afghan ruler of Delhi. 




About Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari 




Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari, the revered saint, was born in Kohtwaal, a town in the district of Multan. His mother was Jamila Khatun, who was also the elder sister of Baba Fareed. After his father's death, Syed Abul Rahim, his mother brought him to Pakpattan in the custody of Baba Fareed. Alauddin was made the in-charge of langar (common kitchen/canteen) by Baba Fareed. After an extended period, Jamila Khatun came to see his son, Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari and found him weak and lean. Jamila Khatun, in her full anger, went to Baba Fareed to seek explanation and then he said that the since he (Alauddin) made him the in-charge of the kitchen, there is no shortage of food. When asked Alauddin about this he said, “True, I was made in charge of the kitchen, but I was never told I can eat from it." When asked about his survival, he said that he went to the jungle in free time and ate whatever he found. After this incident, he was given the title of Sabir. Further, he was asked to visit Kaliyar Sharif in 1253 AD, where he stayed until his death in 13th Rabi al-awwal 690 Hijri (1291). 



Hazrat sabir was far recognized for his jalal. His studies were basically more spiritual and his main teacher was his peer, his uncle baba Fareed. 



Famed for its mystical powers that fulfil the desires of the devout, the dargah is visited by millions of devotees from all over the world. 



Dargah is a sight to behold during the Urs festival; which is celebrated with great pomp and show. During the months of May-June, a 15-day Urs is celebrated at the Dargah which has by now gained the distinction of being a symbol of national integration and harmony. People belonging to all religions, castes and creeds turn in multitudes at the dargah. The Urs marks the death anniversary of Saint Sabir Kaliyari. After the initial religious rituals, the Urs takes on a festive mood with quawwalis and mushairas becoming the order of the day.