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About Charar-i-Sharief in Yusmarg, Kashmir

Built to commemorate Sheikh Noor-ud-din (Patron saint of Kashmiris), Charar-i-Sharief is the oldest sacred shrine in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This 600 years old wooden shrine is not only popular with Muslim devotees but is also highly revered by Hindus.

Charar-i-Sharief is popularly known as the Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali, after the famous Kashmiri saint who offered his Friday prayers in this mosque. His remains are also buried in this popular religious site near Yusmarg. During the annual Urs (death anniversary) of the saint people from all faiths swarm the shrine to seek the blessings.

Best Time to Visit Charar-i-Sharief

The annual urs (death anniversary) of Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali in the month of October is the best time to visit Charar-i-Sharief. The months between March and October are ideal to visit this sacred for tourists since the weather in Kashmir remains quite pleasant.

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