Pir Shaliar Shrine

Islamic Shrine in Howraman

Although there’s now a green-domed Muslim prayer room here, the shrine’s real interest lies in the animistic rocks and trees behind it, which are draped Buddhist style with votive rag strips.

A Mithraic midwinter festival is reportedly still held here on the Friday nearest to 4 February. Some suggest that this is a cultural relic from pre-Zoroastrian ‘angel’ worship, albeit with an Islamic overlay.