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Kasur is a city south of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. The city serves as the headquarters of the Kasur District. Kasur is the 24th largest city in Pakistan by population. It is also known for being the burial place of the 17th-century Sufi-poet Bulleh Shah.
Because of the well-known guard changing ceremony, Kasur is a prominent tourist destination. Kasur is known for its delicious seafood, Andrassy, Methi, Falooda, and Kasuri Methi, a sweet dish. Bulleh Shah, a Sufi poet, is also buried in this city. Changa Manga's first man-made irrigated forest and a beautiful Park are also here. Hanging bridges, swimming pools, boats, cafeterias, lake pagodas, log huts, tramlines, mosques, bathrooms, motels, and rest houses are among the tourist attractions and facilities in the forest park.
Syed Abdullah Shah Qadri 1680–1757), known popularly as Bulleh Shah
Bulleya, was a Punjabi philosopher and Sufi poet during 17th-century Punjab. His ancestors had migrated from Bukhara (modern-day Uzbekistan) in the 14th/15th century AD. He was a mystic poet and is universally regarded as "The Father of Punjabi Enlightenment". He lived and was buried in Kasur.
Culture and Heritage
Kasur was formerly famous for its fish and education. Kasur has a long and illustrious history. During the Indus Valley Civilization, the Kasur region was an agricultural and forested area. Indo-Aryan civilization, which came from Central Asia and was established in the Punjab area, is associated with the Vedic period. Kasur is home to a number of tribes, each with its cultural values.
The Jat, Dogar, Rajput/Mayo, Arain, Sheikh, Ansari, and Pathan are the main castes and tribes of the Kasur district, which cohabit harmoniously to form a multicultural society. The Rajputs are the most powerful and influential group in terms of numbers. Rajputs make up about 32% of the district's population. The second most populous tribe is the Arain, who make up roughly 30% of the population, followed by the Jats, who make up 10%, and the Dogars, who make up 4%, while the Pathans, Sheiks, and Ansari make up a smaller number and are largely situated in cities.
Kasur has a primarily Muslim population, with significant Christian and Hindu minorities. Muslims were the majority religious group, accounting for 96.48 percent of the population, while Christians made up 3.47 percent. According to the 2017 census, 89.86 percent of the people speak Punjabi as their first language, with 1.80 percent speaking Urdu. On the census, 7.80 percent of the population listed their language as 'Others.' 60.77 percent of the population was literate.
A kurta with no collar, a dhoti, a shalwar, a waistcoat, and a shoulder-chaddar are among the items of clothing worn by men. Men wear Sherwani on special occasions. Women typically wear bright color shalwar-kameez with a phulkari (embroidered chaddar) or dupatta. The residents are nice, hardworking, and welcoming. The town also has several Sufi shrines. People passionately celebrate all the festivities. People enjoy traditional foods and enjoy eating outdoors. Kasur's natural food street is one of the best in the country.