Mela Chiraghan (Shalimar Mela)

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LAHORE, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN - 2015/03/28: Mela Chiraghan or Mela Shalamar is a three day annual festival to mark the urs (death anniversary) of the Punjabi Sufi poet and saint Shah Hussain. It takes place at the shrine of Shah Hussain in Baghbanpura, on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, adjacent to the Shalimar Gardens. (Photo by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Mela Chiraghan or Mela Shalimar happens to be another biggest cultural festival of Pakistan. It lasts for three consecutive days and marks the Urs (death anniversary) of the great Punjabi Sufi poet of the Punjab and saint Shah Hussain (also known as Madhu Lal Hussain).

Mela Chiraghan takes place at the shrine of Shah Hussain situated in Bhaghbanpura located at the outskirt of Lahore. The shrine is adjacent to the Moghul historical garden Shalimar Gardens (known as Shalimar Bagh).

Mela Chiraghan is held every year during the last week of March. People come to attend the mela from all over the country and even from the other countries. Shops are arranged at the mela where people shop. People celebrate this festival with oomph.

 

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