Data Ganj Bakhsh


Picture of the day –

Annually, thousands of Muslim devotees from across Pakistan attend the ‘Urs’ of Saint Syed Ali bin Osman Al-Hajvery, popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh. The three day festival is celebrated in Lahore, Pakistan. Worshippers light candles, incense and pay homage to one of the great sufi scholars of South Asia. One of the biggest messages of saints and Sufis like Data Sahib is humanity, peace, and harmony while practicing the religion, believing it as a “path of peace”

In this picture above, a devotee smokes hashish at the shrine of Data Ganj Bakhsh in Lahore in February of ’09. (REUTERS/Mohsin Raza)



  1. Love the colors in the photo!

  2. shaheryar mirza · · Reply

    Could you be fooled into believe THAT is a cigarette?hAHHAHAA

  3. Amazing picture.

  4. awami · · Reply

    awesome picture…
    seems like he’s smoking himself into a nice haze. 🙂

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