Located on the west bank of Dal Lake is Hazratbal, the Place of Majesty. The most sacred of shrines in the Kashmir Valley for here is housed and venerated a single hair of the Prophet Muhammad brought a thousand years ago all the way fromdistant Medina.
25 kms., from Srinagar past Ganderbal is the most important pilgrim place in Kashmir, the only exception beingAmarnath Cave. This is the temple and spring of Tulla Mulla, the local name of the Goddess Raginia, believed to beanother form of Durga Mata.
The largest of Kashmir’s mosques. Jamia Masjid has had a somewhat chequered past. Built and rebuilt following fires that devastated the holy building, it was last repaired in 1961. It is said that Sikander But Shikoh laid the foundation of the Jamia Masjid in 1398 AD and completed it in 1402. He ruled from 1390-91 to 1414 AD while his son, Zain-ul-Abidin, improved it aesthetically.