SYED SIMNANIA (RA) ZIYARAT SHARIEF KULGAM
Previously called Shampora, Kulgam as it is called today, owes it name to the celebrated Iranian Saint Syed Simanania (RA) who choose to settle here, while travelling through Kashmir.
Having left an indelible mark on the people through his life and teachings, no visit to Kulgam can be complete without a visit to his Astaan (Shrine), believed to have been erected at the very spot he first set his eyes on.
During Urs, which is held with much aplomb, the deodar shrine and its open courtyard is decorated, festivities line the streets as the faithful flock to his shrine in large numbers.
Here the soulful Sufi tradition of Kashmir is at its best and simply not one to be missed.