Tomb of Saint Jalal al-Din or Ganj-i-ravan [flowing treasure]
In this city of Sufi dargahs and tombs, the shrine of Jalal al-Din, known by his epithet Ganj-i-Ravan (flowing treasure), is another pilgrimage site favored as much for its miraculous powers as for its magnificent tree. The shrine overlooks a spring-fed pond known as the Fairies' Tank (pariyon ka talab) which also has miraculous healing properties.

Pond With Healing Properties for Women's Iillnesses
Praying at this dargah and washing in the waters of the Fairies' Tank, women are said to be cured of infertility and other ailments. 

at Shrine of Jalal al-Din

This oddly-shaped but beautiful tree is said to have spon-taneously begun growing when the saint threw a stick in the courtyard. 

Like pilgrims to the Dargah of Zar Zari Zar Baksh, women pray here to conceive a child and, as a symbol of their prayer, attach colored bits of fabric and bangles above the door lintel or on the limbs of the great tree.

Cloth Ties
Representing Desires
Also in this courtyard is the tomb of a hijra (hermaphrodite or transgendered man) who is said to have mocked the saint's ability to help people conceive. According to the story told by the caretaker of the shrine, the hijra became pregnant by the power of the saint, but died in childbirth. Stones mark the grave of both the hijra and child.

Mosque Prayer Plaque
Within the courtyard of the dargah is a small mosque. Adorning the simple wall of the mosque is a verse from the Qur'an.

Dargah Masjid Closeup

Dargah Masjid
In the outside courtyard of the dargah is the remnant of a black yoni embedded in the earth. Missing the linga, it is fixed deep within the courtyard of the dargah.

Black Yoni
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