Holy Shrines in Dadu

Dadu is a town located in the province Sindh of Pakistan; it is the capital of the Dadu district. Dadu is administratively divided into three union councils. Dadu is situated at 26°44’0N 67°47’0E with an altitude of 24 meters nearby from the city of Jamshoro. Dadu is famous for being a neighbor of Sehwan Sharif which is a city located near the Jamshoro district.

Sehwan-ShareefThe name Sehwan is originated from “Siwistan” the Kindom of Raja Dahir, Apart from the ruins scattered in Sehwan, Sewan is famous for the Sufi Patron Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander who used to be a resident here in the 13th century. The famous shrine and Mosque of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz is visited by thousands of devotees from all over Pakistan and even different parts of the world as well.

Besides the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz qalander, there are a few more shrines of famous patron saints like Makhdoom Bilawal Shaheed in the area of Sehwan Sharif.

Shrine_of_Makhdoom_Bilawal_shaheedShahbaz Qalanders real name was Syed Usman Marwandi who was born in Marwand, Afghanistan to a dervish(gypsy) Syed Ibrahim Kabiruddin who were settled down in Mashhad before migrating back to Marwand. Word is that Shahbaz Qalander was in Sindh before 1196, he then entered Sehwan in 1251 where he estabilished his Khanqah in Sehwan and started teaching in a Madaressah. The Holy shrine of Sehwan is visited by hundreds and thousands of devotees each year during Urs festival.

400-year-old-Mosque-DaduOther than Lal Shahbaz Qalander shrine there are a few more shrines situated in the area of Dadu which are listed below.

  • Makhdoom Bilawal Shaheed
  • Shah Sadar Lakyari
  • Sikander Shah Bodlo, Sehwan Sharif
  • Naeeng Sharif
  • Abdullah Shah Godrio, Maher Taluka



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