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Aishmuqam is a beautiful village located about 75 km south of Srinagar. This village is associated with Sheikh Zain-ud-din, the principal disciple of a famous saint of Kashmir called Sheikh Nur-ud-din. Sheikh Zain-ud-din is believed to have lived here in a cave in the 15th century.

Main attraction here is the shrine of Aishmuqam. This cave shrine located on a hill draws a large number of visitors. Folklore has it that Sheikh Zain-ud-din found numerous snakes, reptiles and cobras on his arrival at the cave. The saint took a club which he had received from his guru and transformed it into a dreadful cobra by his spiritual power, and the snakes vacated the cave.

By road, the village of Phuurpujan is 25 km from here. The nearest airport is at Srinagar.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Anantnag

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