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Mela Chiraghan Lahore

Punjab largest festival is Mela Chiraghan or Mela Shalamar (Festival of Lamps). It is a three day annual festival to mark the urs of Punjabi Sufi poet and saint Shah Hussain.

It takes place at the shrine of Shah Hussain in Baghbanpura, on the outskirts of Lahore.
It is adjacent to the Shalimar Gardens. The festival used to take place in the Shalimar Gardens also, until President Ayub Khan ordered against it in 1958.

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