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سيهوڻ شريف
سیہون
Sehwan
سيهوڻ شريف is located in Sindh
سيهوڻ شريف
سيهوڻ شريف
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
Population (2012)
 • Estimate () over 100,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website Taluka Municipal Administration Sehwan Shareef Website

Sehwan (Sindhi: سيهوڻ شريف‎, 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

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 faithfuls every year. Shrine of the famous Sufi Saint, Hazrat Syed Nadir Ali Shah (a notable "Sajjada Nashin" or spiritual successor of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar) is also located in Sehwan, where large number of people are served free meals, round the clock. Another famous place is the inverted city, 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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The Express Tribune
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:45:00 -0700

SEHWAN SHARIF: Proper cleanliness will be ensured while more than 40 drinking water points will be established across Sehwan Sharif, which lies in Jamshoro district, as part of the preparations for the upcoming annual Urs [death anniversary] of saint ...

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:48:45 -0700

A devotee leaps in trance while dancing with others to the beat of the drum at the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, September 5, 2013. Picture taken ...

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DunyaNews Pakistan
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 21:23:59 -0800

SEHWAN SHARIF (Dunya News) – Atleast 20 people sustained injuries during a collision between a car and van in Sehwan Sharif on Saturday. According to details, the accident occurred due to fog. The van was going to Dadu from Sehwan when it came in ...

DunyaNews Pakistan

DunyaNews Pakistan
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 10:58:46 -0800

SEHWAN SHARIF: (Dunya News) – Co-Chairman Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari along with his sisters, Bakhtawar and Asifa, on Sunday attended the wedding ceremony of Atta Hussain Shahni, manager of Bilawal House Dubai and ...

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DunyaNews Pakistan
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:41:15 -0700

SEHWAN SHARIF (Dunya News) – Three days celebrations of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's Urs ended on Monday in Sehwan Sharif Sindh. Pilgrims celebrated the Urs with religious zeal but the promises of facilities by administration remained unfulfilled.

PakistanToday.com.pk

PakistanToday.com.pk
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:45:00 -0700

Seven pilgrims died of suffocation and severe heat in a closed tunnel near Lahut area of Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, officials said on Sunday. According to details, a convoy of devotees was heading towards Lahut Ziyarat from Sehwan Sharif when they fell ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 07 Aug 2010 23:34:50 -0700

According to Dr Syed Mehdi Raza Shah Subzwari, Sajjadah Nashin Dargah Hazrat Qalandar Lal Shahbaz, Sehwan Sharif, the Right Bank Outfall Drainage (RBOD) that was built to take saline water from the river and dump it into the sea near Thatta, will ...

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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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