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Shrine of Shaikh Ali Baig (locally called Hanjeera)

  • Description:

    The Shrine of Shaikh Ali Baig (locally called Hanjeera) is a historical and cultural site in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan. It is located near the village of Hailan, about 6 kilometres from the main Gujrat-Phalia Road, in Phalia Tehsil. The shrine is dedicated to Shaikh Ali Baig, a local Sufi saint and a descendant of Hazrat Ali, the fourth caliph of Islam. The shrine is a domed structure, built of bricks and plaster, and decorated with geometric and floral patterns. The shrine is surrounded by a courtyard and a wall, and has a small mosque attached to it. The shrine is a place of worship and reverence for the people of the area, especially the Qureshi tribe, who consider Shaikh Ali Baig as one of their ancestors. The shrine is one of the 85 sites in Punjab that are under the protection of the Federal Government¹.

  • Type: Shrines
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hanjeera_(Helan)_near_Phalia.jpg
  • Entry Fee: No
  • Village Helaan (6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from main Gujrat - Phalia Road) in Mandi Bahauddin District, Phalia Tehsil