Pir Dastgir Sahib Shrine Destroyed by Fire
Waking up this morning to a series of messages from Kashmiris, we were devastated to discover that the Pir Dastgir Sahib, perhaps the most stunning Sufi shrine in Srinagar, Kashmir, had been destroyed by fire. This is a tragic loss for Kashmiris, who are mourning the destruction of one of their most beloved religious sites. It also represents a heartbreaking loss of world architectural and cultural heritage. It is being reported that holy relics from the shrine have been saved.
Click picture to view 360 panorama
The Pir Dastgir Sahib was truly unique; we have never seen anything else like it. The impressive interior was decorated with colorful Kashmiri papier mache art. For this reason, we asked for permission to make a 360 panoramic view of the interior. We are unable to determine if there are any other 360 degree views of the site in existence. Kashmiris have sent us messages asking for more pictures of the shrine. Here is a gallery showing some additional shots of the beautiful building: