Trip to Sindh necropolis-Makli, Thatta

January 21, 2016

Written By: Hammad Shakil

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Theodore Roosevelt

Throughout the world, countries are known from their history and legacies. To take a sneak-peek into the ancient glory of  Sindh, I planned to head for some adventurous business to  Makli Thatta. The street towards Makli was poor and numerous trenches were found on the principle parkway which diverts driver from driving appropriately.

The majority of explorers were energized as Makli is one of the biggest necropolises on the planet, with more than a breadth of 8 km, which incorporates sufi people and others. In the wake of coming to Makli, I came across  our voyage towards the graves of some well known names.

Tomb of Prince Sultan Ibrahim bin Mirza Muhammad Isa Tarkhan, Makli Hill

Tomb of Prince Sultan Ibrahim bin Mirza Muhammad Isa Tarkhan, Makli Hill

Tomb of Nawab Isa Khan

Tomb of Nawab Isa Khan

 

My center of attention after the tombs and graves of Makli became a shrine  towards the end of the memorial graveyard. On the  way I found a few individuals sitting on the pathway disguised as Sufis, while some were engulfed in the trance of  dancing (Dhamaal) on old folk songs. The primary concern that we saw was that the political mottoes and slogans was additionally composed on old graves.

An old man disguises himself as Sufi saint.

An old man disguises himself as Sufi saint.

 

Nearing  the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ashabi Makli, diverse shops were adorned outside with beautiful gems, jewelry and threads. In sheer admiration we entered the shrine to witness the Sufi’s last rest place. On the passageway, there were nine relatively small graves.

Entrance of Mazar Abdullah Shah Ashabi

Entrance of Mazar Abdullah Shah Ashabi

Inside view of Mazar Abdullah Shah Ashabi

Inside view of Mazar Abdullah Shah Ashabi

 

When I reached to Thatta, with the setting sun behind the horizon, spreading twilight made it difficult to capture some amazing clicks.

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Subsequent to exploring the mosque  I winded up my  excursion and moved back to Karachi with remarkable and crisp recollections of incredible sindhi society and history.

 

 
 
 
 
 


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