Barura Sharif in Jharkhand(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
The traditional history of Jharkhand tells the story of a famous Sufi Saint who came and visited Jharkhand in the latter half of the 18th century. This renowned saint, Data Amir Ali Shah was highly respected by all because of the influence and impact he had on the mass by the virtue of his simplicity, love, humanity, purity and miracles. His shrine is located at the Barura Sharif, on the banks of the river Sat Bahini in Pratappur in Jharkhand. He is respected and all people, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, just the way he served humanity without looking into their caste, creed or religion. The shrine at Barura Sharif is located only 12 kilometers from Pratappur and presents a quiet and picturesque sight.
Description of Barura Sharif
The shrine at Barura Sharif was constructed at a height of about 10 feet from the bank of the river. To reach the holy site of Barura Sharif, one has to cross a seasonal stream that passes through this shrine. Locally these small rivers or streams are called ‘Saat Bahini’ or the seven sisters. The annual fair of the Barura Sharif is held here with a lot of ceremony and gaiety. People from all over, irrespective of what religion they belong to come to pay their homage to the saint, a man highly respected by both Hindus and Muslims. There are hundreds of devotees who come to his Mazaar. All people who suffer from evil spirits also come to the Barura Sharif to cure themselves.
Time for celebrating Barura Sharif
The Barura Sharif Fair in Jharkhand is held on the eve of Chaitra Navami, which starts from the 1st of the month of Chaitra and lasts till the 10th of the month. The festival ends with the fatiha Khwani( which is the holy recital of the Quran) on the 10th day of Chaitra.