Hazratbal at the banks of the Dal Lake is popular for aesthetics and its historical and religious merits. The mausoleum cum mosque, dedicated to Prophet Muhammed, is as sacred to the Kashmir Muslims as Golden Temple to the Sikhs.
Hazratbal literally means a holy place or majestic place.
2016: The shrine was selected for integrated development as per the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Drive (PRASAD) scheme.
October 2005: The white marble shrine was (somewhat) damaged in the earthquake (magnitude 7.6) that shook the Kashmir Himalayas.
1968-1979: It took more than a decade to complete the shrine.