Definitions

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  • noun An Islamic shrine

Etymologies

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From Urdu زیارت

Examples

  • On page 184 the word ziarat appears twice with a macron (straight line), over the 'a' and has been formated for this version without the macron.

    The Story of the Guides

  • A village some three miles below Gulmarg; the ziarat is named after a rishi, or ascetic, of the sixteenth century.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Palmer had been shot through the right wrist and 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.

    The Story of the Guides

  • Its remains may be deeply interesting to the archaeologist, but to me a neighbouring ziarat, wooden, with its grassy roof one blaze of scarlet tulips, was far more attractive.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • They were soon joined by the two sowars who had been to Palmer's assistance, and almost immediately after by Maclean, who having first dismounted his squadron in the ziarat, had very pluckily ridden out with four of his men to the assistance of this small party, who otherwise would have been rushed by the enemy.

    The Story of the Guides

  • Above the still unseen village a big ziarat or monastery shone yellow in the sinking sunlight, and overhead rose a rugged grey wall of strangely pinnacled crags, outliers of the Wardwan, showing dusky blue in the clear-cut shadows, and rose grey where the low sun caught with dying glory the projecting peaks and bastions.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Trees arose from golden puddles, half screening a ziarat which, upon the glowing canvas, appeared remarkably like a village church.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Babamarishi is a picturesquely-grouped collection of the usual rickety-looking wooden huts, no dirtier, but perhaps noisier than usual, owing to the presence of a very holy ziarat much frequented by loudly conversational devotees.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Near by, the mud and timber walls of a ziarat stand, softly brown, supporting a deeply overhanging, grass-grown roof, blazing with scarlet tulips.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • To go to a ziarat and put a stick in the ground is sufficient to ensure the fulfillment of a wish.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force An Episode of Frontier War

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