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From Urdu زیارت


ziarat (plural ziarats)

  1. (chiefly Baluchistan) An Islamic shrine
    • 1891, Harry De Windt, A Ride to India across Persia and Baluchistán[1]:
      On the wedding-day the bridegroom, gorgeously arrayed, and mounted on his best horse or camel, proceeds with his friends to a "ziarat," or shrine, there to implore a blessing [] .
    • 1908, G. J. Younghusband, The Story of the Guides[2]:
      Palmer [] was only saved by the opportune appearance of these two men, who enabled him to get back to the shelter of the ziarat in safety.