Noori Jam Tamachi
Noori Jam Tamachi

Noori Jam Tamachi (Sindhi: نوري ڄام تماچي ‎) is a popular love tale of Prince Jam Tamachi’s falling in love with the beautiful fisherwoman Noori. Noori makes Jam very impressed with her ideal surrender and obedience which causes him to raise her above all the other proposed queens.

Noori Jam Tamachi also appears in the Shah Jo Risalo and makes part of 7 famous folk romances from the province of Sindh, Pakistan. The other tales are Umar Marui Sassui PunhunSohni Mehar Sorath Rai Diyach, Momal Rano and Laila Chanesar — usually known as Seven Heroines of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.

It is the mere story of fulfilled love and not of burning love or helpless search.

Overview of Noori Jam Tamachi’s Tale:

Jam Tamachi was a famous Samma prince, a ruler of the Sindh province, Thatta, Pakistan. There are 3 lakes lying between Jherruk and Thatta, known as the Keenjhar, the Chholmari and Sonahri. On the banks of Keenjhar Lake, broken walls are yet visible that marks the location of an ancient fishing village. A girl of this site, Noori, impresses the attention of the Prince Jam Tamachi, who instantly fell in love with her and raised her above all the women of royal blood. She was also known as Gandri, her clan name.

This icon has been retold several times and is mostly utilized as metaphor for sacred love by Sufis. Its most attractive rendering is found in the diverse poetic compendium Shah Jo Risalo of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. By this proposed anecdote, Shah indicates that humility is great thing and is meant to rise in the favor of the Creator.

Noori’s grave

In accordance to the icon, Noori was buried in the middle of the beautiful lake i.e. Keenjhar Lake, Pakistan. Her last resting area is visited by several visitors or tourists regularly.

 

 

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