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“Kashmir Diary: Roza Bal - Tomb of Jesus Christ or Adolf Hitler?”
Review of Roza Bal Shrine

Roza Bal Shrine
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Recently, after my Amarnath Yatra 2016, to explore the heritages of Srinagar I stayed there for a couple of days and visit the place called Roza Bal or Rauza Bol was on top of my list. Which is located in the middle of Srinagar’s old town, Anzimar in the Khaniyar area, which is around 2Km from Khaniyar crossing and near to Bohri Kadal. Visitors are not permitted inside the shrine and also photography is strictly prohibited. So, be careful before you switch on your camera as a incident has happened with me during my visit.

There are two tombs inside the Roza Bal (which is small wooden mausoleum) one tomb is of Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph or Yuz Asaph (or Asaf) and another grave is of Syed Nasir-u-Din (Islamic saint, a descendant of Imam Moosa Ali Raza, said to be a great devotee of Jesus, who buried here in 1451). Some records points that Jesus was in India and the tomb of Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph is actually the tomb of Jesus. But recently I gone through a news which stated that it is actually the tomb od Adolf Hitler.

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is also mysterious. People die on the cross by starvation or suffocation. When the ribs of the crucified person press down on the lungs that made the person no longer to breathe and that may take several days. Jesus was nailed to the cross in the early afternoon of a Friday and taken down from the cross after four or five hours. Every year in the Philippines and Mexico there are commemorations of Jesus’ crucifixion where people are crucified on their own wish. They survive very easily. So it is most usual that Jesus was alive after the crucifixion.

I have visited the place recently, simply to satisfy myself and to be honest I am no one to unfold the mystery of the controversial grave inside the Roza Bal. So, I would recommend you to visit the place, if you are traveling in Srinagar.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The birth of Jesus peace be on him was a strange phenomenon, as he was born to Virgin Mary.Then his crucifixion at a young age of 35 created a big controversy. Jews responsible to put him on the cross, thought they could prove him to be an imposter by doing so. Christians started believing he had died on the cross giving sacrifice for their sins, but is sitting in the heavens to come back in the latter days to bring victory which he had been promised. Muslims interpreting from a verse of the Holy Quran , thought he was not the one who was put on the cross, rather it was another person of his resemblance & he went bodily to heavens, is living there & will come back to bring back the glory of Islam. The founder of Ahmadiyya community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmed of Qadian peace be on him, claimed himself to be the second coming of the Messiah & that Jesus had survived the cross, migrated after this to Kashmir in search of lost tribes of Israel & lived here until he died at the age of 120 years & got buried here. Roza Bal Shrine, is the tomb of Yuz Asif, which in Hebrew is Jesus. Such an interesting history made me so excited to visit this place. Yes, locals warned me that Sunni Muslims around do not like the idea of tourists visiting, so I had to dress up like locals & managed to reach this blessed tomb. There are warnings not to take video or photos & tomb is closed. However I met two people, who were locals & came to supplicate there. He told me that it was a prophet's grave who was 120 feet tall, metaphorically pointing to 120 years of his age.Second person said, this is grave of a prophet & research is being carried on ,if it was Jesus.I also had seen a documentary on BBC, which showed the possibility of this being grave of Jesus.
Anyway, I managed to pray at the grave & was excited to see such a historic place.One must visit, taking precautions of being safe, as this place is very likely to be popular in the future .

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you were confused upon hearing the name "rozabal", wondering about any possible connections it may have to Ashwin Sanghi's popular book , you were right . This is the same rozabal shrine that he talks about in his book " the rozabal line" . This shrine located in Khanyaar quarter of srinagar's downtown area , consists of a low rectangular building on a raised platform, surrounded by railings . Inside , is a shrine to Youza Asoup or Yuz Asaf and the burial tomb of a Shia Muslim saint, Mir Sayyid Naseeruddin. the Rozabal shrine has sparked a controversy over the identity of the entombed Yuz Asaf . Some believe that he was a Muslim saint whereas another group proposes the idea that yuz asaf was actually the christian prophet jesus christ . This recent dispute has made the rozabal shrine a well known monument and thus , it is an absolute must on tourist itineraries.

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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

It's was a short visit. The temple was closed to the people but a window was still open and we saw the shrine. The atmosphere was quite "weird" but nothing that much.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Tried unsuccessfully to visit this place. Having reached the area the locals were just not allowing anyone who looked foreign to get anywhere near. Heightened sensitivity from a spate of demonstrations probably didn't help. Generally seems unsuitable for tourists to visit, and especially in western clothing.

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