The "dargah" of Peer Budhan Ali Shah or Peer Baba as it is known, is the shrine which according to popular belief protects the people of this city from mishaps and evil spirits. The shrine is located in the outskirts of Jammu city at a distance of about 8 Kms towards the aerodrome at Satwari. This shrine is very popular among all sections of society. Baba Buddan Shah was born at Talwandi in Punjab, and it is said that another shrine of this Peer is located at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. In spite of being the Dargah of a Muslim saint, Hindus and Sikh devotees who flock this religious place particularly on Thursdays are far greater in number than the Muslim followers. They come to seek the blessings of Peer Budhan Ali Shah.
Peer Baba was a dear friend of Guru Gobind Singh and it is said that Peer Baba lived all his life only on milk and lived to the age of five hundred and earned a lot of love and respect from the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Even after death, the reverence and admiration has remained all the same. The power of faith and belief can be gauged after a visit to the shrine of Peer Baba. The Ziyarat of the saint is also thronged by thousands of people on the occasion of the annual Urs which takes place on the first Thursday of Ashad. Another Urs is held in the middle of “Pousha”. Both attract a large number of devotees from far-off places. The devotees of Peer Baba have many interesting stories to share. As the shrine is adjacent to the Jammu airport, it is said some officer ordered the demolition of the shrine as it obstructed the runway. To his surprise, difficulties began to surface. The planes that took off from the runway developed some problem. Hurdles were observed in the landing and the take-off the planes. Engines did not start for any valid reason, and if ever a plane took off it was forced to land soon after.