Dera Baba Murad Shah Ji Mela Performance by SARDOOL SIKANDER
Dera Baba Murad Shah Ji is a Sufiyana Darbar located in Nakodar, Jalandhar District, Punjab, India. The Darbar is a symbol of love and people of all castes and religions come and pay their respects at this Darbar.
Baba Murad Shah Ji became a disciple of Baba Shere Shah Ji.He opted Fakeeri at the age of 24 years and become Almast fakeer (Near to God) at the age of 28 years and stayed with Baba Shere Shah Ji. There area was less populated. Baba Shere Shah Ji always used to stay in lonely place and did not want people to come near him so that there would be no disturbance in his prayers. He used to be in prayers and read a book “Heer” written by Waris Shah.
Sai Ghulam Shah Ji also known as Sai Laddi Shah Ji became the head of the darbar after Baba Murad Shah Ji left this world. Sai Ji continued to look after the darbar and continue building the darbar. Sai Ji used to organize an annual Uras mela (fair) in the memory of Baba Murad Shah Ji, which he invited Qawwal's and Sufi Punjabi Singers to perform. Qaramat Ali Qawwal group performed quite frequently and still do to this day. One of the Qawwalis that Sai Ji used to love was 'Mere Likhle Ghulama Vich Naa' which in every mehfil Sai Ji would always listen to it.
Gurdas Maan became a disciple of Sai Ji and Sai Ji loved Gurdas Maan very dearly.
After Sai Laddi Shah Ji left this world, Gurdas Maan now leads the melas (fairs) in memory of Sai Laddi Shah Ji and Baba Murad Shah Ji.