Rozabal Shrine Srinagar Kashmir is just a few yards away from my ancestral house.
Mankind has witnessed three major Prophets of God, in what we call as Abrahamic religions: Prophet Moses(PBUH), Prophet Issa or Jesus Christ(PBUH) and the last Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Even though Prophet Moses and Prophet Jesus are great Prophets and are followed by millions, no one knows where they lie buried. Strange analogue.
In a book "Mysteries of Kashmir" by Muhammad Yasin, the author says that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s (founder of Ahmadiya movement) research became a controversy rather than basis for further impartial research. Is this a historical sin we are committing? Now what mystery surrounds this?
There is a theory that Jesus Christ lies buried at Rozabal Khanyar. According to local etymology a saint named Yusuf Asaf travelled to Kashmir many years ago. Jesus is called Yesu in India. Yesu comes from Yusuf. And because Prophet Jesus was sent as the prophet for the tribe of Israel he traveled to Kashmir along North- western Pakistan where at a place called Muree, mother Mary died. Thus the place got the name Muree. This corroborates to the fact that ab-original Kashmir’s are Jews actually. Noted and acknowledged over by numerous travelers from Hieun Tsang to Walter Lawrance.
Jesus is said to have visited Kashmir around 70 AD and died at the age of 120 years. Thus he is said to have lived in Kashmir for more than 40 years.
Holger Kersten's Jesus Lived in India is a painful scholarly work on it.
The theorist claims that from the lost 10 tribes of Israel, one settled in Kashmir. Being the prophet of Israelis, Jesus traveled to Kashmir and died there. He had escaped crucification earlier to this. We also know from carbon dating that the shroud of Turin doesn't belong to Jesus. The date turned out to be around 230 AD, 200 years after Jesus had died as claimed.
It is quite puzzling and very very intriguing at the same time. I recommend Kersten's book for anyone interested in this theory.
A local, Aziz Kashmiri has written 'Christ in Kashmir': a short and decent account regarding this theory as well. He was called 'Prophet on a bicycle', mockingly by his peers, as he would invariably travel around the city on his bicycle.