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". 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.
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. Manchar Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan, is a short distance from Sehwan Sharif.
- ^ P. 150, Introduction To Political Science: Political Theory By R.C. Aggarwal.
- ^ John F. Richards, The New Cambridge History of India: The Mughal Empire (New York: Cambridge University Press, 19930 p. 51
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:45:36 -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
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 ...
Geo News, Pakistan
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:22:30 -0700
DADU: Five more devotees died due to extreme heat and road accidents in Sehwan Sharif town of Sindh, bringing death toll to 43 over the past four days, SAMAA reported. On Wednesday, the mercury rose to 50 degree Celsius in Sehwan Town and its ...
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:18:45 -0800
A man shot dead his wife and daughter over 'karo kari' charges here on Monday. Police have the accused in custody. According to officials, the incident took place in the Bhan Saeedabad area of Sehwan Sharif, where the accused declared his wife and ...
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 ...
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:11:15 -0800
The man "made the sacrifice" because he thought it would give him eternal youth and the ability to turn normal metals into gold. 17:55, UK, Friday 09 January 2015. Coloured flags flutter near a religious motif seen on a Sufi shrine in Sehwan Sharif ...
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:30:23 -0700
In the Sindhi town of Sehwan Sharif, the site of poet-philosopher Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's tomb, women are pirs (saints) and have male followers. This faith context lent strength to women artists like Mai. Manganiyar musicians like Mai perform publicly ...
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:07:30 -0800
KARACHI - The Sindh government has decided to install a Reverse Osmosis plant at Sehwan Sharif to provide clean drinking water to the devotees and visitors at the shrine of Hazrat Qalandar Lal Shahbaz.This was decided at a meeting, chaired by Sindh ...
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