shrine is situated on the banks of river Jhelum between Fateh Kadal and Zaina Kadal Srinagar. This shrine is dedicated to a Sufi saint named
Mir Sayyed Ali Hamdani
. Also known as Shahi Hamdan, means the king of Hamdan, (A place in Persia). Khanqah-e-Moula
was built by
Sultan Sikandar Butshikan
in 1395 CE.
Sayyed Ali Hamdani is attributed to the spread of Islam in the valley of Kashmir.
Khanqah-e-Moula was blazed to fire for the first time in 1480 AD but was constructed again by the ruler Sultan Hassaan Shah. Then in the year 1731 AD, it was again gutted down by the fire and this time Abdul Barkat Khan rebuilt the shrine. Again in 2017, on the 15th of November, the spire of the shrine was at the fire, however, the firemen came within the time and managed to put it off. By March 2018, the shrine was put back in its original state.
The infrastructure of the shrine is a true example of real skillful hands. You can sense the pure
Kashmiri Architecture here. The ceiling is decorated with papier mache work and the walls are furnished with beautiful and alluring wooden work. The decorative jars and bulbs enlighten the whole shrine and are so luminous and vibrant. You can include the visit to this shrine in your
package by Duke Kashmir Travels.
How to reach:-
From the Srinagar international airport, it will take you 35 minutes to reach here by cab.
If traveling from Jammu, this route will take you almost 7 hours and 40 minutes and the distance covered will be 266 km.