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Charar-e-Sharif, Srinagar
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Charari Sharief is a town and a notified area committee in Budgam district in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India.The town was given the status of Block in January 2014. The town is divided into 10 wards. Each ward has a municipal councillor.The famous mohallas of Charar-i-Sharief are: Talab-e-Kalan or Bada Talab, Trajibal,Court Road, Gulshanabad, Nowhar,Baghi Noor U Din Nowhar, Jabl-e-Noor, Wazabagh, Alamdar colony, Zaloosa & Kumar Mohalla.Charar-i-Sharief is considered one of the most sacrosanct Muslim shrines in India. It is situated approximately 28 km from Srinagar, en route to Yusmarg. The Shrine of Charar-i-Sharief is approximately 600 years old. Popularly known as the "Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali".HistoryThis historical town is famous for the tomb of Sheikh Noor-u-din Noorani, who preached Islam through his poetry. Every year Urs is celebrated at Charar-i-Sharief. Thousands of people from all faiths visit the shrine.This is the only town in valley which was to be developed as a Model Town. The initiative was taken by the then governor of Jammu & Kashmir Jagmohan. But this project remained unfulfilled.The whole town of Charar-i-sharief got burnt down in 1995 during the fierce encounter between Indian troops and Mujahideen (Including Major Mast Gul). An estimated 800 residential houses, 500 Shops and many other non-residential structures were gutted in this fire. The town has since been rehabilitated by grant of 31 crores, 16 crores were announced by Gulam Nabi Azad then Urban Minister of Union of India and 15 Crores were provided by State Government.The 1995 fire episode engulfed the 700-year-old shrine and Historical Khaniqah
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  • A place which was regarded sacred by both hindus and muslims of the valley, Chrar e Sharif town in Budgam faced the wrath of radicals in 90's The whole town was burnt down. This shrine lies on the pic...  more »
  • We visited this place on our way to Yousmarg. It's a religious site. The interiors are very nice. the woodwork done is very good. Can be visited if you are going towards Yousmarg. 
  • One of the revered mosque , great location on the way to yousmarg. Very peaceful and felt happy to get a chance to visit the place.