Dear satsangis, today is a wonderful day. Take a deep breath
and join us on our Nuri Yatra. Today is Tuesday 15th March
and we left Karachi around 12:15 noon. We did not take the
Express Highway as we went to Kinjar and Jhirkan. The road
we took was full of potholes, however brother Rajpal was driving
Dada's car which was followed by the security van. We passed
through a number of small villages. The first important village
which we touched,Makli, is known for its large graveyard.
Among the thousands of graves is the well known grave of Jamtamachi[Legendary
Lover of Nuri].
After a short drive we came upon the ancient historical
town of 'Thata'. Thata has many Hindu-Sindhis but Hindus and
Muslims live in harmony and peace. This is a backward area.
Thato is a town in Laar District, where even now, Sindhi is
spoken in its rich form as found in Shah Abdul Latif's 'Rasalo'.
We reached Kinjhar after 2 & 1/2 hours drive. Kinjhar
is a beautiful lake. Its waters are dark blue, which looked
so lovely with the pale blue sky above. The lake is surrounded
by hills and mountains. As we reached the lake, Dada's mood
changed as he felt the presence of Sadhu Vaswani. Dada told
us about Sadhu Vaswani's visit to Kinjhar lake. Kinjhar lake
is 38 sq.miles and the quantity is 0.5 mag. The lake provides
water to the city of Karachi.
Dada sat in silence on the bank of the lake for a while.
It was afternoon and yet the breeze was cool. Dada rested
for a while after taking his lunch. After which we visited
the Samadhi of Nuri, which was in the middle of the lake.
We got into the motor boats and singing bhajans and kirtan
we sailed on the lake. It was quite a distance and the restless
waves were splashing against the boat. The turbulant waters
rolled into our boats many times scaring us. For a moment
we wondered whether we would be able to reach Nuri's Samadhi
alive. We made frantic appeals with the songs like "Beri-a
vara paar ukar" "Vado tuhinjo pani muhinji beri nimaari".
By the grace of Sadhu Vaswani, we reached the Samadhi of Nuri.
The climb was difficult and treacherous, but once we reached
the top, we forgot all our misgivings. The view from there
was breath-taking. A few feet away was Samadhi of Shah Hundro.
Dada sought the blessings at both the Samadhis.
Shah Hundro was Nuri's Murshid. Nuri had served Shah Hundro
sincerely. It is said that once Nuri fell seriously ill. No
amount of medicine had effect on her. She was brought to her
Murshid for treatment and low and behold she recovered from
her illness immediately. It was Nuri's wish to be buried near
her Murshid's grave. That is why Nuri and her Murshid's samadhi
We all sang Nuri's songs. Dada in his ecstasy sang a sweet
As Dada was singing we felt as though Nuri herself was
singing through Dada. Nuri's beauty refelcted through Dada.
Her humility shone in Dada. We did not want to return. But
the sun was setting and again we had to take the treacherous
On the return the waves were more restless. The boat was
tilting from the right side to the left side. We were completely
drenched. In our hearts there was only one hope and prayer
"That the Lord is with us and His love is protecting us".
Dada was sitting still, without any fear and smiling all the
while. Finally we reached on the brink of the Kinjhar lake.
Then at the Guest House we changed our clothes and had
ginger tea and continued our forward journey. We went to the
Jhirk village. It is at this Jhirk village that Sadhu Vaswani
had 'Darshan' of Nuri. So Dada was very eager to visit that
village. Dada was welcomed with lot of love and reverence
at the Jhirk village. They wanted Dada to stay the night there,
but we managed to convince them otherwise. we had to leave
soon as the road was lonely and we were advised by the Security
personnel (with us) to leave immediately.
Dada poetically told us
"Hath mein kharun tun naam hatiyar
Murshid ji vathu mehir nihar"