Gondrani Caves: The House Of Great Spirits And Mysteries. Cave city, Mahi Pir and also known as Shehr-e-Roghan is an archaeological site About 20 km from Bela city in Baluchistan, Pakistan.
These ancient cave, holding deciphered symbols and historic traces of unknown civilization. Due to the absence of archaeological knowledge about these caves,
many people attach different myths & legends to these caves. Here are three most famous myths about these caves. According to this first myth, many historians believe that these caves built in 7thCentury A.D.
by the Buddhists and these caves were a part of their large Buddhist Kingdom.
It is reasonable to say that this myth is considered to somehow authentic as one of the historians Andre Wink mentioned
Buddhist monastery in his book “Early Medieval India
the root of these caves with Buddhist monastery in his book “Early Medieval India and the expansion of Islam.” Gondrani Caves: House Of Spirits He mentioned that: “In effect, at eighteen km northwest of Las Bela, at Gandakahar,
near the ruins of an ancient town, are the caves of Gondrani, and as their construction shows these caves were undoubtedly Buddhist” According to Geographical Journal:“…not far from them are the Caves of Gondrani,
about which there is no room for conjecture, for they are clearly Buddhist, as can be told from their construction”. According to the second myth which is considered to a local myth,
the story is something like this that there a king during the reign of King Solomon, the king had a beautiful daughter name as Badiul Jamal.
According to the local legend king’s daughter haunted by six demons who wanted to take her off with them. In order to free her daughter from these demons, the king invited seven heroes
but all these attempts proved to be failed. At the end, Prince Saif-ul-Muluk eventually released the king’s daughter and killed the demons.
Third myth is the most famous one and usually use by many tourist guides to attract travelers towards these caves. According to this local myth, it is famous that there an old holy woman is known as Mai Gondrani,
who sacrificed her life, saved the local people of Gondrani and killed the demons that used to eat their flesh.
The woman buried
The woman buried near the location of these caves, which is now become as a famous local shrine.
Besides the presence of these myths one thing which is important to note is the importance of these caves in a tourism perspective.
As it is one of the most famous tourist places of Baluchistan, but it is pretty unfortunate that due to the lack of conservation efforts
by our government the total number of caves that is left is 500, which used to around 1500 during the British rule. So next time,
when you visit Baluchistan don’t forget to visit these caves!
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