In the state of Jammu & Kashmir in India.
Charar-e-Sharif in Kashmir is the mausoleum of Shaikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani
Kashmir, with its immense beauty and piousness holds the whole world
enthralled for its virgin mysticism.Which is to be explored by the
world,where brotherhood and communal harmony stood ahead among many ways to
attain God.The Man,a prophet re-incarnation; Hindu by birth and dharma led
masses of his followers among Muslims and Pandits in a unique way.
This person laid the foundation of Rishism in the valley. His name includes
variety of realisation and Ananda.Shaja Nand or popularly known as Nund
Shaja Nand was born in 1377 at Khe-Jogipora.His childhood name was (Nand)
he had told this himself. After attaining self-realisation people conferred
him with different names which made popular among his followers and the
common man. People used to come to him for blessings and favour. And some
came for knowledge and guidance.The names which people lovingly and devoutly
conferred upon him are : Shaikh-ul-Alam,Shaikh-noor-u-din-nurani,
Alamdar-i-kashmir,Sarkhel-i-Rishiya,Nund Rish.He is used by these names.
At the age 65, he left this world at RupVan in 1442.His
body was buried at Charar-i-Sharif, were now new shrine is being built(as
old one was burnt by terrorists led by former ISI dr.general Mast Gul,
during militancy in valley). The king of Kashmir Badshah, also joined the
funeral procession. The historian Jaon Raj says about him,"He was the
greatest GURU of yavna's".
He was the first to start Rishism, which later on became popular as
'RishiMat'. This sect is completely Vaishnav Mat,he stressed on
non-violence,to be vegeterian,and to be tolerant.The ancestors of Shaja Nand
were Rajputs of KISHTIWAR
who had linage linking with the Kings of UJJAIN.
In valley there are many shrines and mosques built on his name at various
places namely; Kaymoh, Chimyr, Hauchpur, Draygam and Roopvan which earned
good fame.But Chrar-i-Sharif, remains the most popular and famous as his
body is buried there.This shrine attracts people from all sect of life to
seek his blessings and favour.