A brief history of Karbala Gamay Shah
Baba Gamay Shah was a Sufi who lived during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the beginning of the 18th century. He remained celibate all his life. Maharaja Ranjit Singh put Baba Gamay Shah in prison for his displays of religious mourning.
Baba Gamay Shah selected the place presently known as Karbala Gamay Shah for his spiritual practices. Always attired in black, Baba Gamay Shah was known for his incessant mourning for the Ahle Bait (AS), descendants of Prophet Muhammad (SW). A zarih of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) has also been fixed next to the grave of Karbala Gamay Shah.
Baba Gamay Shah walked and grieved on the 10th of Muharram. Another Sufi, a woman, Mai Aghia accompanied him for part of his journey of tears,a journey which ended in the place currently known as Karbala Gamay Shah.
During Muharram, one of the country’s largest
processions, the Nisar Ali Haveli procession of Mochi Gate, which begins on
the night of 9th Muharram, makes its way to Karbala Gamay Shah, along with
all other such processions from the city, on the evening of 10th Muharram .
Another procession on 21st Ramadan of the martyrdom of
Imam Ali (AS) which starts from Mubarak Haveli also finishes at Karbala