Aishmuqam, Pahalgam

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Aishmuqam, situated on a small hill at a distance of 86 km from Srinagar, is a shrine built in honour of Baba Zaina-ud-din Wali, a renowned Sufi saint. He was also known as ‘Zaino Shah Sahib’. The shrine houses the main sanctorum, deep inside the cave. ‘The Rod of Staff’ of the Prophet Moses, one of the relics belonging to the Sufi saint has been kept inside the room. Every year, in the month of April, the week long Zool festival is organized at Aishmuqam. During the procession, disciples carry torch lights which represent the blessings of the saint on the people.

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