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In which months is the Fair of Pir Budhan held?
1. September – October
2. July – August
3. August – September
4. October – November

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : September – October

The correct answer is September – October.

  • Visitors believe that a visit to the tomb has the power to heal skin diseases.
  • People offer salt, mustard oil, jharu (broom) at the tomb of the Saint.
  • A fair is held there in the month of October every year.

  •  At Kiratpur there lived a Faqir named Baba Budhan Shah who was born into an Arab (Sufi muslim) family who named him Shams-ud-din (son of the faith).
    • Baba Budhan Shah lived in the area of today's Kiratpur Sahib, long before the township was established.
    • Many myths have been written about him and two cities have shrines that claim to hold his remains.
    • In Jammu City on each Thursday, his grave near the city's airport becomes the site of a huge Langar as people bring pots of Biryani, to the tomb of the Baba who was a vegetarian his whole life.
    • An old record mentions that on a black hill on Kehloor Mountain, there lived Peer Budhan Shah, who had some goats.

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