Laila Majnu ki Mazar on Indo-Pak border?

Laila Majnu ki Mazar on Indo Pak borderThousands of people visit Laila Majnu Ki Mazar at Binjaur village near Anupgarh district of Rajasthan state of India for a fair in month of June every year. Actually, both the graves are of a teacher and his disciple who had great affection with each other. But over the years, people forgot names of them and started calling it Laila Majnu Ki Mazar. Since their murads are fullfilled at the Mazar, tThousands of married couples and lovers, mostly Hindus get lined up here to seek blessings from legendary Laila-Majnun. The visitors a lay a chadar  on their holy shrines and offer prayers.

Many people associate this Mazar (mausoleum) with fictional lovers Laila and Majnu. According to them Laila-Qais were from Sindh and came to this place escaping from the clutches of Laila’s parents and her brother who were against love of Laila-Majnun. Laila and Majnu died here and were buried together here too. Thus this place became a symbol of love and people come here to seek blessings to Laila and Majnu.

Some people, such as Rani Raisikh, one of the early caretakers of this Mazar, the mausoleum is not related to the mythical Laila-Majnu but are the two graves of a great teacher and his devoted student. The mausoleum is a symbol of mutual respect and love between that teacher and his student.

It is true that the mighty; legendary lovers are not buried in India but died in the middle east, most probably Arabia. This mausoleum is nothing more than symbolic of true love. They are not fictional characters but we’re real people who were unique and special. They were blessed by God and their love is eternal and divine.

The mausoleum is part of old graveyard of Muslims and Hindus. In beginning these graves were under a shed cover. According to local legend miracles made people devotees of the grave and people began to visit this place. Now a small room (tomb) has been built here.

During the annual fair prasaad and Langar (free meal) is offered to visitors by devotees. In night devotional song’s programmes is also organised by devotees. Before the Kargil war, this place was open for Pakistani visitors as well. Later, border was closed for them

 

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