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Video footage: An old Sufi Holy man in a shrine, Dressed up, Turban, mausoleum, Mazar Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sindh, Pakistan, 26th September 2012
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Definition of the noun Qalandar

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  1. A wandering ascetic Sufi dervish.


  1. Qalandar: Qalandars, are wandering ascetic Sufi dervishes who may or may not be connected to a specific tariqat. They are most prevalent in Central Asia, India and Pakistan, in the latter "qalandar" is also used as a title. Some famous Qalandars include Lal Shahbaz Qalandar and Bu Ali Shah Qalandar.
    • also known as 卡兰达尔
  2. The Qalandar are a Muslim ethnic group, found in North India and Pakistan. They are also known as Qalander Faqir. A few Qalandar are also found in the Terai region of Nepal.
  3. The Qalandar are a tribe of Hazara found in Afghanistan. Maitland identifies the Qalandar as falling within a similar area as the Jaghori Hazaras, but "not directly affiliated" and of different origin. The Qalandar are believed to be late-19th century refugees from Day Chopan and Arjestan.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Hindustani Proverbs (1886)

Including Many Marwari, Panjabi, Maggah, Bhojpuri and Tirhuti Proverbs, Sayings, Emblems, Aphorisms, Maxims and Similes by S. W. Fallon

Kteli ghar men qalandar baklie. The qalandar will reside in an empty house. (The qalandar is a Mahammadan ascetic : moral is, lock up your house when you leave it.) ...

Google previewSawanih (2014)

by Pourjavady,

Qalandar is a wandering dervish who has abandoned everything on the path of love. Apparently, Persian qalandars used to wear long garments whose fronts were ripped open, unlike those of other people, and this made it easier for them to ...

Google previewNo Five Fingers are Alike (1982)

Cognitive Amplifiers in Social Context by Joseph C. Berland

Crooke's description is typical: The Qalandar is a lazy, swindling rascal, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sacred Places, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2011)

by Norbert C. Brockman

QALANDAR SHRINE, SEHWAN, PAKISTAN The Qalandaris are wandering Sufi mystics, found in Pakistan and a few neighboring areas. They are revered by the Muslim people as holy men, and many have attracted disciples. The most ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Principal Languages Spoken in the Bengal Presidency (1837)

Viz. English, Bángálí, and Hindústání. In the Roman Character by P. S. D'Rozario

pertaining to monks and nuns; secluded from temporal concerns— math sambandhiya, sannyási sanyssini samparkiya, uddisin, bishayatysig', banabási bi tadbishayakkhánqáh mansūb, darwesh yá qalandar ká mutálliq ; bairágs, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the principal languages spoken in the Bengal Presidency, English, Bángálí and Hindústaní (1837)

by P. S. D'Rozario

pertaining: to monies and nuns; secluded from temporal concerns— math tamban- dhiya, sannydsí mnydsiní samparkíya ; uddstn, btshayatydgi, banabdsi ЬА tadbishayak — khánqáh mansúb, darwesh yá qalandar ká mutálliq ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Islam (2008)

by Cyril Glassé

Qalandar A name used in the East, chiefly Iran and India, for wandering " dervishes" ...

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Scrabble value of Q10A1L1A1N1D2A1R1

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