The Mannat Tree

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A knotted, vibrant, colourful testament of hopes and wishes at the Mazaar of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai drew me to it. It was so mesmerizing to know there was a story with each knot, someone, somewhere appealing to a Higher Power to make something happen. It makes you feel small in the course of the universe as all other knots come into focus and threaten to make you actually see things in perspective. And count your lucky stars.

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13 thoughts on “The Mannat Tree

  1. Loved the philosophies of Shah Abdul Latif, wrote an article on his life and always wanted to write one on his ideologies. But i m too lazy, and always thought it will become controversial one.

  2. I witnessed somewhat similar knots at the shrine of Hazrat Shaikh Rehmatullah-elleh Chisti at Fatehpur Sikri in India, and according to our tour-guide, the code dictates that people who have their wishes come true must come back to un-tie those knots. I also made 2 wishes and tied a knot, only to find on my return that both had been granted.

  3. mannats, prayers, duas or is it all hope in disguise…!

    hope is the thing with feathers
    that perches in the soul.
    and sings the tune
    without the words,
    and never stops at all…
    Emily Dickinson

  4. it looks like an installation by some funky artist…interseting how we all have it in us but dont get a chance to see it

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