Over the centuries the great Indian culture has come to be renowned all over the globe for its religious and cultural accord. This feeling of harmony is the binding thread of India’s social patchwork. Piran Kaliyar, also known as Kaliyar Sharif, presents an apt instance of this. At Piran Kaliyar the Sufi saint Allauddin Ali Ahmad Sabir also known as Sabir Kaliyari lies in peace in his Dargaah. The 13th century priest was the successor of the great Sufi poet and saint Hazrat Baba Farid of the Chishti order. It takes not more than half an hour to reach Kaliyar village, to visit the Dargaah.
The tomb of the saint was built by Ibrahim Lodhi, a ruler of Delhi. The structure typifies the Islamic architecture with its carved grillwork.
During the months of May-June, a 15-day Urs is celebrated at the Dargaah which has by now gained the distiction of being a symbol of national integration and harmony. People belonging to all religions, castes and creeds turn in multitudes at the Dargaah. 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.
Climate : Pleasurable round the year
Season: Throughout the Year.
Clothing: Cotton round the year.
Languages: Urdu, Hindi and English.
Har Ki Pauri
The Har Ki Pauri is the most famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges at Haridwar. This is the ghat that witnesses the daily Aarti ritual and welcomes crowds which flock the banks for the Aarti. The Har ki Pauri is also known as Brahmakund and mythology suggests that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu had visited this place during the Vedic times. A temple is built around a large foot mark which is believed to be the imprints of Lord Vishnu. Budget and Luxury hotels are located near the Har ki Pauri to house all types of visitors and guests who visit Haridwar.
A standout amongst the most visited temples in Haridwar, Mansa Devi Mandir is situated on top of the Shivalik slopes. This temple is devoted to Goddess Mansa Devi, who is believed to satisfy the wishes of the individuals who visit here. It is a convention among lovers, that they tie sacred strings around the tree that stands inside the premises of the Mansa Devi shrine. From the shrine, one can catch beautiful glimpses of the Haridwar town. Alongside the Chandi Devi and the Maya Devi shrines, Mansa Devi temple completes the Siddhapeeth Triangle
The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant on Dehradun (61 kms) Rishikesh State Highway. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights.
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The nearest railway station is at Roorkee (10 km). connected with all important cities of India. like- Delhi, Agra, Howrah, Varanasi, Allahabad, Amritsar,Dehradun, Lucknow and others with express trains.
Roorkee on National Highway is well connected by bus services to all major cities and other parts of the north India. From there one can reach to Piran Kaliyar by taxis, tangas, rickshaws available at bus stand and railway station.
A number of private hotels and Dargah are available for staying. There also is the Sabri Guesthouse.