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A SHRINE TO THE TRUTHFUL
Sachal Sarmast’s Shrine, Khairpur District, Sindh


The interior of the shrine of Sachal Sarmast (the truthful mystic) is intricately painted in jewel tones. A revered Sindhi saint he was also known as the Shair-e-Haft Zaban (poet of seven languages) and wrote poetry in Arabic, Sindhi, Siraiki, Punjabi, Urdu, Persian and Balochi. Devotees flock to the shrine every year on 14th Ramadan to celebrate his urs (death anniversary).

Photographer: Arif Mahmood