Darga of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba, West Garo Hills

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Dargah of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba is located Indo-Bangladesh border, 80 kilometres from Tura, West Garo Hills. Built in the 16th century during Raja Mahenranarayn’s reign, it’s said to have been made in the span of just a night. The shrine is also known as Pirsthan.

Legend goes that during the Raja’s reign, the place was captured by a demon who threatened to kill all the mortals. It was at that time that Shah Kamal Baba happened to visit the place and drive the demon away.

The Dargah is known for its annual prayer-fair or ‘Urs’, which has been a tradition since the pre-partition time. Devotees from near and far flock the shrine to submerge themselves in the divinity of Peer Baba and seek his blessings. The Pirsthan has a history of never letting its devotees go back empty handed.

The Dargah is situated at a serene spot and has a structure and design that is typical of the Mogul architecture. The structure was renovated in the years 2008-2009 at the behest of the Waqf Board of Meghalaya.

If one is in search of some solace and divine experience then Pirsthan is the place to be in.

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