There is an interesting piece of mythology attached to Roorkee. Close to where modern day Roorkee is, is Piran Kaliyar Sharif.
the ‘Mazaar’ of Hazrat Alladdin Ali Ahmed ‘Sabir’, a venerated sufi
saint of the 13th century. It is greatly revered by the followers of
every religion. He is also referred to as 'Sabir paak'.
This 'mazaar' of Sabir Sahib is famed for its mystical healing powers
and is visited by devotees of all religions from India and abroad. The
'urs' or the period of annual celebration of the durgah is held for a
period of 15 days each year.
The large and shady 'gular' tree in the premises has a lot of religious
significance for it was the fruit of this tree that the saint subsisted
on for many years. This was also the reason why he is known as 'sabir'.
Towards the north of 'Gular' tree, there is a 'langar' where free food
is distributed to poor and needy in the afternoon and evenings all the