Pigeons at the tomb of Shah Yousaf Gardez

Pigeons at the tomb of Shah Yousaf Gardez

Shah Yousaf Gardez was an 11th century saint who settled in Multan and is associated with many miraculous feats. It is said that he arrived riding a lion and using a live serpent as a whip. A pair of pigeons also followed him and came to nest at the place of his burial.

Shah Yusuf Gardez shrine, Multan

The shrine’s courtyard is filled with hundreds of pigeons that are said to be descended from that first pair. They often circle the beautiful blue mausoleum in unison and offer a spectacular sight to any visitors.

2 comments on “Pigeons at the tomb of Shah Yousaf Gardez
  1. Ishmael says:

    Assalamu alaykum. Gardezis are Pashto speaking. Did he or his descendants speak pashto?

  2. Ahmed says:

    Walaikum Assalam,
    They may have spoken Pashto when they first arrived, but it was a very long time back, and as far as I could find out, there isn’t any sign of it now.

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