Dal lake kashmir

Dal Lake Srinagar Kashmir India


Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dal lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation

in Kashmir and is nicknamed the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”.

The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant



Dal_LakeIt is said that this whole valley was once covered in water and was

known as Satisar meaning – the Holy pond.

It is also said that in that pond there lived a Demon and the locals

were scared of the demon, then there came a Saint; whose name

was Kashap, he then cut down a mountain through which the

whole water was flown and the demon was killed.

On his name Satisar was changed into “Kashapmor”

the home of Kashap. Slowly then the name became “Kashmir”



Kashmir is the land of Saints, Sufis. It is bestowed with religious wealth in the form

of numerous shrines and places of worship enjoying reverence and allegiance of people

professing different faiths. There are numerous sepulchers of saints which have

enchanting environs, while visiting these shrines, one feels in close proximity of



Some of the shrines have historical importance in addition to religious significance 

attached to them. These shrines belong to both Hindus and Muslims and are visited

by thousands of devotees.


According to some modern proponents, such as Idries Shah, the Sufi philosophy is

universal in nature, its roots predating the arising of Islam. While all Muslims

believe that they are on the pathway to God and will become close to God in Paradise

after death and after the “Final Judgment” — Sufis also believe that it is possible to

draw closer to God and to more fully embrace the Divine Presence in this life.


The chief aim of all Sufis is to seek the pleasing of God by working to restore within

themselves the primordial state of fitra, described in the Qur’an and similar to the

concept of Buddha nature. In this state nothing one does defies God, and all is

undertaken by the single motivation of love of God. A secondary consequence of this

is that the seeker may be led to abandon all notions of dualism or multiplicity, including

a conception of an individual self, and to realize the Divine Unity.



كشمير هو أرض القديسين، الصوفية. هو يمنح مع الثروة الدينية في شكل العديد من الأماكن المقدسة وأماكن العبادة التي تتمتع بتبجيل والولاء للأشخاص الذين يعتنقون ديانات مختلفة. وهناك سيبولتشيرس العديد من القديسين الذي يكون ساحر المناطق المحيطة بها، في أثناء زيارة هذه الأماكن المقدسة، ويشعر المرء بالقرب من الله العلي القدير.     لبعض المزارات الدينية أهمية تاريخية بالإضافة إلى الأهمية الدينية التي تعلق عليها. تنتمي إلى كل من الهندوس والمسلمين هذه الأضرحة وزيارتها من قبل آلاف المصلين.

وفقا لبعض أنصار الحديثة، مثل شاه إدريس، الفلسفة الصوفية عالمية في طبيعتها، وجذوره سبقت نشوء الإسلام. بينما جميع المسلمين يعتقدون أنهم في الطريق إلى الله وسوف تصبح قريبة من الله في الجنة – بعد الوفاة، وبعد “الحكم النهائي” – الصوفية نعتقد أيضا أن من الممكن للتقرب إلى الله واعتناق أكمل “الوجود الإلهي” في هذه الحياة.     الهدف الرئيسي لجميع المتصوفة