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Piran Kaliyar
  • Location: 29º 53' N , 77º 56' E
  • Height: 268 m (879 ft)
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New Delhi - Roorkee
170 km
5 hrs
Roorkee - Piran Kaliyar
8 km
10 mins

Piran Kaliyar is the dargah of Alauddin Ali Ahmed Kaliyari also known as Sabir Kaliyari at Kaliyar village, near Haridwar. It is one of the most revered shrine for Muslims in India and is equally revered by Hindus and Muslims.

He was the South Asian Sufi Saint of Chishti Order in 13th century, a successor to Baba Fareed (1188–1280), and the first in the Sabiriya branch of Chishti Order.

Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari was born in Kohtwaal, a town in the district of Multan in 19 Rabi al-awwal, 592 Hijri (1196). He was the son of Jamila Khatun, who was the elder sister of Baba Fareed. After the death of his father, Syed Abul Rahim, his mother, brought him to Pakpattan in 1204 to Baba Fareed. Baba Fareed's sister gave custody of Alauddin to him and asked him to take care of the boy, who later made him his disciple. Baba Fareed made him in charge of the langar. After a very long time Alauddin's mother came to see him and found him very weak. She was angry at her brother and demanded an explanation. Baba Fareed explained that he was made in charge of the kitchen and hence had no shortage of food. When Alauddin was asked he replied, "True, I was made in charge of the kitchen, but I was never told I can eat from it". When asked how he managed to remain alive, he revealed he went to the jungle in free time and ate whatever he found. He was then given the title Sabir.

He reached Kaliyar Sharif in 1253 AD, after being anointed as the protector of Kaliyar Sharif by Baba Fareed, who asked him to go Kaliyar, he stayed at Kaliyar for the rest of his life, and died here in 13th Rabi al-awwal 690 Hijri (1291).

Hazrat sabir was far recognize for his jalal. His studies were basically more spiritual and his main teacher was his peer, his uncle baba fareed.

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