Shoh Kambari Oftab Mazar


By the bridge, across the main road from the village jamoat khana (prayer house; easily recognisable by its colourful murals decorating the window frames), this meticulously maintained shrine-garden is decorated with collections of ram horns and shaded by ancient trees. Commemorating the man credited with bringing Ismailism to Langar, this site is walled and clearly revered lending a strong sense of presence to the place.

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