Uderolal, Sindh

Exterior of joint Hindu-Muslim shrine in Uderolal, Sindh

Exterior of joint Hindu-Muslim shrine in Uderolal, Sindh

The shrine at Uderolal, Sindh, honors Jhule Lal.  Sindhi Hindus typically refer to him as an appearance of either Vishnu or Varuna who saved Hindus from a tyrannical ruler who threatened to force them to become Muslims.  Sindhi Muslims associate this shrine and the figure known as Jhule Lal with a Sufi master.  Therefore, the shrine has two sides, a mosque on one side and

Interior of Uderolal shrine in Sindh

Interior of Uderolal shrine in Sindh

a temple on the other, and both Hindus and Muslims visit the shrine.

These photos are courtesy of some of the many Sindhis who assisted me in compiling this information.  They had visited Sindh several decades ago.  I would appreciate more recent photos and additional descriptions of experiences at Uderolal.

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4 Responses

  1. I will be visiting Uderolal this August and will share my experience. I’ll be writing my MA thesis next year related to the Sindhi partition experience. Right now I am in Pune studying Sindhi at the American Institute of Indian Studies.

  2. Great. Let me know how things progress and when you have the thesis finished. If you want to add material about Sindhis in Pune, please let me know, and I will be happy to add things to this blog, attributed to you, if you like.

  3. The informtion given in you articals is very good and knowledgable for we even livenging in sindhi and as well born in sindh we simple know that this is stuited near Tando Adam on Khyber road leading towards Hyderabad thanks for future too

    • Glad that you found the information useful. If you have information on other sites in Sindh, I would love for you to share it with me (and others who view the blog).

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