Kulgam is located at . It has an average elevation of 1739 metres (5705 feet). Now it is a separate District of Jammu and Kashmir. Kulgam is famous because of so many things especially because of famous religious saint (Sayed Simnan Sahib), who gave it the name KULGAM (KUL means in Sanskrit clan, & GRAM in Sanskrit meansvillage), because he lost something in the stream. Syed Simnan came from a place called Simnan in Iran. Travelling in the Kashmir valley he came to Kulgam and liked the spot on a cliff overlooking river Veshaw. He made Kulgam his permanent abode and was buried at the very spot he had found fascinating. His 'aastan' is a great draw from the population in and around Kulgam. The family of Syed Simnan is buried in a nearby village called 'Amun'. Both the shrines have a masonry plinth and a wooden superstructure of excellent quality deodars. He was known for his mystical powers and had devotees amongst Muslims as well as Hindus.
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