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Baha-ud-din Zakariya Mazar Shah Rukn-e-Alam tomb Fort Multan Pakistan Oct 2015  034 | by WasifMalik
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Baha-ud-din Zakariya Mazar Shah Rukn-e-Alam tomb Fort Multan Pakistan Oct 2015 034

Shah Rukn-e-Alam was a Sufi Saint and grandson of Baha-ud-Din Zahariya. The tomb of Shah Rukn-i-Alam was built by the Tughluq ruler of Delhi, Ghiyas-ud-din (r. 1320-1325), between 1320 and 1324 AD. Although probably intended as a mausoleum for is own dynasty, it was presented to the family of the renowned Sufi saint following the latter’s death. The three-tier structure stands within its own compound at the north-western edge of the Fort. The saint is still revered today and his tomb is the focus of the pilgrimage of over 100,000 pilgrims from all over South Asia who visit and commemorate his memory.

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Uploaded on December 2, 2015