Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Masoleum

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also famous in sindhi language Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, and Bhitt Jo Shah) was born in 1689 at a village called Hala Havelli near Hyderabad, Sindh. In young age, he fell in love with the daughter of the village’s landlord who turned against him and tried his best to harass his family. Shah Latif, left his home & became a spiritual wanderer.

 
In the quest of eternal love, he traveled in many parts of Sindh and adjoining lands where he met Sufis and Yogis. He spent three years in the company of these Sadhus. When he came back to Hala, the landlord had died & he married his love who died within a few years and he did not marry again. Shah lived a very simple life; his food was simple as well as his dress, which was often of saffron color, the color of the dress of Sufis or Yogis, stitched with a black thread. 
Last years of his life, he lived at Bhit Shah in Matiari (near Hyderabad) where his shrine is located. The mausoleum over his tomb was built by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro
Every year from 14th Safar (2nd month of Hijra calendar) Urs is held at Bhit Shah which lasts for three days. His disciples and ascetics, singers and artists, gather around and sing passages from his Shah Jo Risalo. Other features, like food fairs, open-air markets selling ajrak, sindhi caps, entertainment events and competitive sports are also being organized.
 
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