By Nazar Abbas

The shrine continues to attract devotees throughout the year.

Peace and spiritual connection are hard to find these days in this age of commercialism. But there are still a few places left where one can feel inner satisfaction.

One of such places is the Dadi Karm’s shrine, a Sufi, in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. The shrine is located in the east of Rahim Yar Khan about 70 KM near the border in Cholistan desert.

The legend goes that she used to serve water and milk to the travelers from Rajhastan, India. She made sure that nobody would go thirsty from her place. To this day, she continues to satiate the spiritual thirst of folks.

The unique thing about this shrine is that it has devotees from both Muslim and Hindu faith as the saint became equally popular due to her message of love and harmony.


Here are the glimpses of the shrine:

Devotees tie colorful threads at the shrine while making their wish.


A tree at the shrine is also decorated with colorful threads.


The grave of Dadi Karm, a Sufi saint.


The Urs is held on 9th and 10th Moharram every year.


The shrine also attracts devotees from Hindu faith as well.


Nazar Abbas is working with PakVoices as a citizen journalist from Rahim Yar Khan. 

All photos by the writer