Allauddin Ali Ahmad Sabir Kaliyari
Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kaliyari was the Sufi Saint of Chishti Order in the 13th century, a successor to Baba Fareed (1188-1280), and the first in the Sabiriya branch of Chishti Order. He was the son of Jamila Khatun, who was the elder sister of Baba Fareed. After the death of his father, Syed Abul Rahim, his mother, brought him to Pakpattan in 1204 to Baba Fareed. Baba Fareeds sister gave custody of Alauddin to him and asked him to take care of the boy, who later made him his disciple. Baba Fareed made him in charge of the Langar. After a very long time, Alauddins mother came to see him and found him very weak. She was angry at her brother and demanded an explanation. Baba Fareed explained that he was made in charge of the kitchen and hence had no shortage of food. When Alauddin was asked he replied, "True, I was made in charge of the kitchen, but I was never told I can eat from it". When asked how he managed to remain alive, he revealed he went to the jungle in free time and ate whatever he found. He was then given the title Sabir.
Celebrations at Piran Kaliyar
During the months of May-June, a 15-day Urs is celebrated at the Dargah. This celebration has gained the distinction of being a symbol of national integration and harmony. People belonging to all religions, castes and creeds turn in multitudes at the dargah. The Urs marks the death anniversary of Saint Sabir Kaliyari.
Visiting Information of Kaliyar Sharif
To reach Kaliyar Sharif, nearest railway station is Roorkee and the nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun. From there one can hire taxis to reach the Piran Kaliyar Dargah.
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