Thursday, November 22, 2007

Visit to Multan...


As per I said in my earlier post that I was out of city for vaccations and gonna write about my visit in detail so here I am publishing the first part of the post as there are many things that I really wanna share here. I have been asked by my several readers to write about my country, traditions and culture so here I am publishing for the very first time at my blog something related to my country and that is a brief introduction about a beautiful, small, full of traditional colors city called to be Multan that I luckily gotta chance to visit recently.

Well Multan is known as the 'City of Sufi Saints and Shrines'. The city is full of bazars (markets), mosques, shrines and superbly designed tombs. The numerous Sufi shrines within the old city offer impressive examples of workmanship and architecture. The Shams-e Tabriz shrine is built almost entirely of sky-blue engraved glazed bricks. That of Shah Rukn-e Alam (Tughlaq period) has one of the biggest domes in Asia. The shrine of Sheikh Yusuf Gardez is a masterpiece of the Multani style. Other shrines include the Pahladpuri Temple and the Idgah Mosque (1735).




City can be divided into parts one old Multan with old, traditional buildings and markets where people still follow old cultural values and live with the purely old tradional style in a very simple way. Whereas there is a modern brand new Multan city that holds all the modern looks and facilities.




Basically I belong to Karachi one of the biggest cities of Pakistan where life is as like as in the other big cities of of the world. I have been visited several other cities of Pakistan too but if I compare Karachi with them especially small cities like Multan then I must say that life here in Karachi is much faster and different. Simplicity is the most highlighted difference that I found there in both people and their life styles and that truly admired and attracted me as it is truly rare in other big, advanced cities.

(to be contd.)

17 comments:

shades of twilight said...

thanks for sharing Samri...
never knew the home of "multani mitti" had so much to say..!

Noushy Syah said...

gr8 info Sis...It's interesting to know about other countries/places especially from the eye of the locals.

Have a gr8 day and keep smiling.

Take care yea.

Janice Thomson said...

Wow Samrina - the buildings are beautiful! Love the architecture. I really enjoyed this tour and the info you gave us.

drips of paint said...

simplicity is so attractive, I am glad there are still places remaining like you describe ... wish I could be there some time to experience 1st hand of sufi culture.
I'll pick the old part of Multan anytime
Very pretty and huge dome with lovely color ...

to be contd:)))

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

thank you for the info... I have never been to Multan but a friend of mine is there these days. I guess I am going to impress him by my info about the city now :)
Cheers!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Beautiful photos! What a beautiful city! Thanks. (looking forward to more. :) )

samrina said...

Shades of Twilight... you're always welcome dear sis and yeah still there is lot much left to say about multan ... :)

Noushy.... i m glad you liked it dear ... You too keep smiling too :)

Janice... yeah buildings and architecture there are truly gems and impressive. I was really confused while writing because i never wrote anything like that so i was scared that whether i'll b successful in it or not.. anyhow still i think i lack in expressing what i really want to... better luck next time to me.. :)


Take care all.

samrina said...

Tim.... you'll found many places still in Pakistan like that dear friend and i am sure you'll get a lot of material for your paintings... so you should plan a soon visit to Pakistan:)

Raaji... you're welcome sis and do hope that you'll be successful in impressing your friend with this little information provided here :)

Andrew... yeah it is... I hope you'll enjoy remaining part too :)

Take care All.

IntI said...

very beautiful masha Alah.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

still waiting for more :)

floots said...

great pix/buildings
thanks for letting us learn a little about your country
good to have you back
cheers

Eric Valentine said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog Samri. A very nice site you have here, good pictures of beautiful buildings, a really nice read. :)

Lubna said...

Hello,

Yes, it was interesting to read this post. Hope to learn more.
Best

Noushy Syah said...

Sis..awaiting for continuation of your visits...

Happy w/end.

LOve and peace
Noushy Syah.

magiceye said...

wonderful introduction indeed!

EXSENO said...

Beautiful building, I enjoyed it very much.

venus66 said...

Great info. Thank you for sharing.