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CEMETERIES OF KOT MITHAN

 (Research & Written in Urdu by: Prof. Dr. Shakil Pitafi)

(Translated into English by: Prof. Arshad Bukhari)

There are approximately 8 cemeteries, large and small, in Kot Mithan and its vicinity. They are detailed as under:

1: CEMETERY PIRI WALA

This is the oldest and the largest cemetery of Kot Mithan. This is situated to the north of the shrine of Khawaja Ghulam Farid and behind the house of Ahmad Saeed Chishti. There is a tradition that the ruins of this cemetery were present even before the establishment of new Kot Mithan. At that time the dead of the Darishak tribe of Basti Mohib Ali were buried here. Even now the Darishaks living in Basti Mohib Ali and Basti Ganokhan bury their dead in this cemetery. Besides, this cemetery houses the graves of the near and dear ones of some of the families of the city. 

2: CEMETERY KANDAY WALA

 

It is the second largest cemetery in Kot Mithan and is situated to the east of the shrine of Khawaja Ghulam Farid. There stands a huge Kanda tree in the premises of the cemetery and under the tree lies buried Hazrat Khawaja Sharif Mohammad, the founder of Kot Mithan. The cemetery came into existence with the establishment of the present city. Now it is the eternal resting place of the dead of most families of the city.

3: CEMETERY IN THE PREMISES OF SHRINE KHAWAJ GHULAM FARID

This tiny cemetery is situated within the premises of the shrine of Khawaja Ghulam Farid. Here are the graves of the people belonging to Koreja dynasty as well as those of their Khalifas and devotees including persons from Jakhar and Khoja families. Only a lucky few get places for graves in this cemetery. The important personalities lying buried in this cemetery include: 2 daughters of Khawaja Ghulam Fakhar ud Din, tow wives of Khawaja Ghulam Farid, Qazi Abul Khair, Khalifa Ahmad Yar I, Khalifa Allah Ditta, Khalifa Wahid Bakhsh, Mian Barkat Qawwal, Maulvi Rukn ud Din, Syed Hassan Shah, the famous saint. Towards the south-western corner of the mosque, there is a small room housing the graves of Diwan Abdullah Shah Bukhari, Diwan Mohammad Pir Shah Bukhari and an unknown woman. In the east of Sama Khana (music hall), there is another room famous as “Shrine Bibi sahb”. There are graves of one daughter of Khawaja Nazik Karim and two daughters of Khawaja Moin ud Din in this room where men are not allowed. Toward the south of this shrine, there is a place specific for the burial of the persons belonging to the Koreja family. The grave of Khawaja Naeem ud Din who died young in a car accident is also here.

4: CEMETERY IN THE PREMISES OF SHRINE KHAWAJ TAJ PAK

This shrine is also known as “small shrine” housing 3 big mausoleums of the elders of the Koreja family. There is also a cemetery in the premises of this shrine where there are more than 200 graves of the people belonging to Buzdar, Marha, Darishak, Gopang and other tribes. Khalifa Nizam Bakhsh Qureshi and Khawaja Shaukat Huassain are also buried in this cemetery. In the eastern nook of the cemetery, there is a room which contains the grave of Mian Mohammad Bakhsh, a close Khalifa of Khawaja Taj Pak. Moreover, the graves of Mian Jindan and Mian Mohammad Bakhsh, two descendants of Mian Mohammad Bakhsh, are also in this room. Some elders of the Koreja family are buried in a mud room near the pool (“Chamman”). 

5: CEMETERY MIRAN SAKHI

 

To the east of the city where the population ends there is the shrine of a saint called Miran Sakhi. Adjacent to it there is a small cemetery where mostly the people belonging to Shia sect bury their dead.

6: CEMETERY FAZIL SHAH

A short distance away from the population to the southern to the southern part of the city there is a shrine of a saint by the name of Fazil Shah. There is also a cemetery in the premises of this shrine. The antiquity of the cemetery is not known. A few people from the city bury their dead here. Mostly it is house to the graves of villagers, especially those belonging to the Gopang tribe.

7: CEMETERY JAMMAN SHAH

There is a shrine of a saint Jamman Shah near Eid Gah on Rojhan road just outside the city. There is also a very old cemetery near the shrine. The cemetery is mostly used by the people living in Kotla Hussain and Miani. The Syed tribes also bury their dead in this cemetery. 

8: CEMETERY SADIQ RASOOL SHAH SEMINARY

 

To the east of the city this small cemetery which is adjoining the Piri Wala cemetery was established after the birth of Pakistan. The cemetery mostly houses the graves of the immigrants who migrated from India in 1947.