Shrine of Shah Asrar is situated in southeast of Chowgan. It is a highly revered Muslim shrine and is one of the prime tourist attractions in Kishtwar. The shrine is also popularly known as Darbar-e Asrariya and Astan-e-Payeen and is dedicated to Sufi Saint, Shah Asrarm who performed great miracles and became quite popular amongst the people.
On his Urs (death anniversary), which is held every year on the 25th day of the month of Kartik (October/November) a large number of devotees throng his shrine seeking to get blessings and their wishes fulfilled.
The legend has it that Shah Asrar, who was born to Hazrat (Prophet) Farid-ud-din, was a born saint. It is believed that at a very young age, Shah Asrar started to show signs of his incredible talent, but when his father came to know about this, he prayed to God to take him back to heaven.
On 25th day of Kartik (October/November), Hazrat Farid-ud-din prepared sugar syrup and recited some Quranic hymns. He then ordered Shah Asrar to drink the syrup. After drinking the syrup, Shah Asrar took his last breath and as it is believed he went back to God. His father made arrangements to bury him in Chowgan. This burial place is now called Darbar-e-Asrariya or Shah Asrar Shrine.
The month of Kartik (October/November) when the Urs (death anniversary) of Shah Asrar is held is the best time to visit the shrine.
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