This film was made on the basis of photos and videos taken during the trip India • Hola Mohalla 2018 • Punjab • Himachal Pradesh (EN)

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Chapters: 

00:10 • Baba Muard Shah Ji Jora Ghar

01:15 • Tomb of Muhammad Momin and Haji Jamal

 

Nakodar

The city of Nakodar in Punjab, in northern India has some remarkable monuments.

Baba Murad Shah Ji Jora Ghar

The most amazing of them is the Baba Murad Shah Ji Jora Ghar. This multicolored building is intended to be a foreshadowing of the Sufi paradise. Beautifully colored, this temple is unlike any other. It looks more like a huge candy box filled with sweets than an austere Muslim temple.

In reality, it is a Darbar Sufiyana, a Sufi shrine, a kind of mausoleum where a revered religious personality rests. It is a place of pilgrimage dedicated to Baba Murad Shah, who died at the age of 28. He was a very pious follower of Sufism.

Mausoleum of Muhammad Momin and Haji Jamal

Another monument in this small town is of more classical architecture for a mausoleum.

This mausoleum dates from the 17th century and is built in the purest Mughal style. Mohammad Momin was a musician at the court of the Mughal emperor and Haji Jamal was his pupil.

about the place, Nakodar:

Nakodar is a town in Punjab about a hundred kilometers from Amritsar. It has a very colorful Sufi prayer center, symbolizing paradise.

 

Spoken comments in the film: 

This candy box is a place of Sufi prayer.

Dera Baba Murad Shah is a foreshadowing of paradise.

The building is a symbol of peace and love where various castes and religions can pay homage to God.

 

Music:

 - YouTube video library - A Fallen Cowboy

 

• Disclaimer: As traditional music is often subject to copyright (claimed by major music distribution groups), the musical illustration of this film "Nakodar • Punjab, India (EN)" does not use typical music of India but is borrowed from a collection of royalty-free music. Despite the painstaking care given to the musical choices in this film, some people may regret this choice, but it is the price to pay for not incurring unnecessary lawsuits. This decision was difficult to take, but it's the only viable solution, unfortunately. •

Nakodar, Punjab, India

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Baba Muard Shah Ji Jora Ghar, Nakodar • India • Punjab
Baba Muard Shah Ji Jora Ghar
inside Baba Murad Shah Ji Ji Ghar, Nakodar • India • Punjab
inside Baba Murad Shah Ji Ji Ghar
tomb of Muhammad Momin and Haji Jamal, Nakodar • India • Punjab
tomb of Muhammad Momin and Haji Jamal
tomb of Muhammad Momin and Haji Jamal, Nakodar • India • Punjab
tomb of Muhammad Momin and Haji Jamal

Nakodar, Punjab, India