Jhulelal (Sufism)

title of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (1177–1275), Muslim mystic of the Suhrawardy Sufi order

Jhulelal (Sindhi/Urdu: جهوللال), refers to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a prominent Sunni Muslim of the Suhrawardy Sufi order. The term has been popularized by the song Dama Dam Mast Qalandar, in which Lal Shabaz Qalandar has been referred to as "Jhulelal Qalandar".[1] The term Jhulelal means "red bridegroom".[1]

Tomb of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, also known as 'Jhulelal Qalandar,' in Sindh, Pakistan.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Arnold, Alison; Nettl, Bruno (2000). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent. Taylor & Francis. p. 760. ISBN 978-0-8240-4946-1.