Best Religious Places to Visit in Yousmarg

Chrar-e-Sharief Chrar-e-Sharief, a shrine dedicated to the Sufi Saint Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani in the village of the same name, lies 33 km away from Srinagar. The temple, which was erected around 600 years ago, is one of Kashmir's oldest shrines, having a rich reservoir of Kashmiri heritage. The shrine's history is marked by beautiful wooden architecture.

Sheikh Noor-ud-Din is famous in the valley for his broad promotion of Rishism. As the benefactor saint of Kashmiri Muslims, he is affectionately known as Alamdar-e-Kashmir. Nonviolence, vegetarianism, tolerance, and communal peace were among his teachings. He disseminated his ideas through a number of intellectual books written in poetry, prose, and verse.

When he died, legend has it that over 9 lakh worshippers gathered to pay their condolences. Both Muslims and Hindus regard the shrine, which shelters his mortal remains and relics, as having enormous religious value. On the day of his death-anniversary large number of devotees come to pay their respects.
Pakherpora Shrine
Pakherpora Shrine The holy shrine of Hazrat Syed Balkhi, Pakherpora Shrine, located around 10 kilometers from Chrar-e- Sharief. It is also known as Pakherpora Shrine after the hamlet in which it is located. It is one of the most important pilgrimage places in Yousmarg, and was established to memorialize Syed Balkhi, an ardent follower of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani.

Syed Balkhi, an Afghan immigrant to Kashmir, became the patron saint of Kashmiris. Thousands of devotees flock to the temple during the Urs (death anniversary of the saint) festival, despite the fact that it is visited all year (death anniversary of the saint).