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Sehwan
سیہون
Sehwan is located in Sindh
Sehwan
Sehwan
Coordinates: 26°25′10″N 67°51′34″E / 26.4193143°N 67.8593731°E / 26.4193143; 67.8593731Coordinates: 26°25′10″N 67°51′34″E / 26.4193143°N 67.8593731°E / 26.4193143; 67.8593731
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Jamshoro
Government
 • Sadar Meer Sajjad Ali Halepoto
Population (2012)
 • Estimate () over 1 million
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website Taluka Municipal Administration Sehwan Shareef Website

Sehwan (Urdu: سیہون) (aka: Sehwan Sharif) is a city located in Jamshoro District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Sehwan town is of great antiquity and stands on the west bank of the Indus, 80 miles (130 km) north-west of Hyderabad (which is on the east bank). It is possible that the name Sehwan originates from "Siwistan" or "Seevistan", the kingdom of Raja Dahir which even extended to Punjab under the name "Shivi".[1] It was significant enough during the 8th century to be conquered by Muhammad bin Qasim in 711, and two centuries later by Mahmud of Ghazni. An abortive attempt was made by the Mughal emperor Humayun to capture it on his way to Umarkot but it finally fell to his son Akbar. Before this, it was the capital of the Thatta Kingdom under Juni Bek.[2]

The tomb of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, Pakistan

Apart from the ruins scattered about its environs, the city is known for its Sufi patron saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar who lived here in the 13th century. The famous mausoleum of Shahbaz Qalandar attracts hundreds of thousands of faithful every year.

Another famous place is the inverted city beside the Dargah of Shahbaz Qalandar, which may be the Debal Bandar of Raja Dahir.[clarification needed] Manchar Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan, is a short distance from Sehwan Sharif.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P. 150, Introduction To Political Science: Political Theory By R.C. Aggarwal.
  2. ^ John F. Richards, The New Cambridge History of India: The Mughal Empire (New York: Cambridge University Press, 19930 p. 51



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DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:52:30 -0800

He tried to show the prepatory rituals involved in the pilgrimage to Sehwan Sharif. He said he had a collection of 250 photos taken between 2003 and 2014 and brought into focus the musician the late Nazir Ali (who had worked with the likes of Noorjehan ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:11:15 -0800

The act was to symbolise entering the shrine of the saint in Sehwan Sharif. The author showed various presentations during his talk which comprised different artworks depicting Qalandar. Whether it is the art on rickshaws and trucks across Pakistan or ...

The Nation

The Nation
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:10:43 -0800

DADU - Six people were killed in different incidents here on Monday. An unknown vehicle crushed a passerby woman to death in Sehwan Sharif police precincts. According to the police, victim Shaher Bano, 23, was crossing the road when an unknown ...
 
The Nation
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:55:42 -0700

A red flag flutters over the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan Sharif, all through the year, as a symbol of blood, of love, and of passion. It represents the melody of naubat in the otherwise chaotic chatter of life. It is the visual depiction ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:56:15 -0700

“The society here is still patriarchal and Sufi culture is not bringing about a total transformation,” he said. “However, there is a room in Sufi culture for women that may not be found anywhere else. In Sehwan Sharif, there are women who are peers ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:09:06 -0800

NHA projects that came under review during the meeting include construction of 200 km road from Ratordero to Sehwan Sharif, Faisalabad to Khanewal Motorway (M-4) Gojra-Shorkot-Darkhanwala Section, construction of flood affected 83 kilometers road ...

The News International

The News International
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:45:44 -0700

More than 30 years ago I went to the urs, the annual gathering, of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan Sharif. I had nowhere to stay. A kindly assistant station master lent me the use of a room in his government quarter. For three days I walked the streets ...
 
The Express Tribune
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:48:51 -0700

Ticket examiners, conductor guards, and platform inspectors will check the luggage of passengers while permanent way inspectors monitor the track. PR divisional medical officers have been directed to install first aid camps at Sehwan Sharif station ...
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