Pakistani Traditional

Mela Chiraghan or Festival of Lights in Lahore

Mela Chiraghan or Mela Shalamar Festival of Lights  is a three-day annual festival to mark the urs (death anniversary) of the Punjabi Sufi poet and saint Shah Hussain.

It takes place at the shrine of Shah Hussain in Baghbanpura, on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, adjacent to the Shalimar Gardens. The festival used to take place in the Shalimar Gardens also, until President Ayub Khan ordered against it in 1958.The festival used to be the largest festival in the Punjab, but now comes second to Basant.

 

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People’s performing religious rituals during the 428th Annual Urs (Mela Chiraghan) at the shrine of Hazrat Madhoo Lal Hussain..Lahore

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Kids enjoying different rides during Mela Chiraghan at the shrine of Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain…Lahore

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A malang (ardent follower) playing a Pakistani traditional instrument during Mela Charaghan at the shrine of Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain…Lahore

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Man performing Dhamal during Mela Charaghan at the shrine of Hazrat Madhoo Lal Hussain…Lahor

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A baker preparing Pakistani traditional Food  Katlama during Mela Charaghan at the shrine of Hazrat Madhoo Lal Hussain.

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Man performing Dhamal during Mela Charaghan at the shrine of Hazrat Madhoo Lal Hussain

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An ardent devotee (Malang) seen praying during his participation in the 428th Urs celebrations of Sufi Mandhu Laal Hussain.

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Women performing Dhamal during Mela Charaghan at the shrine of Hazrat Madhoo Lal Hussain

Source: Lahore Jo Aik Sheher Tha

 

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