Jashne Ghaus-e-Azam

Srinagar, Mar 04, KONS: The annual urs of Hazrat Peer Dastgeer Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) began here on Saturday with heavy gatherings and special prayers at the saint’s shrine downtown Srinagar.

The fortnight-long observance will be marked by round-the-clock devotional services interspersed with obligatory prayers attended by tens of thousands of the saint’s devotees from all over Kashmir.

Shrines and mosques housing the saint’s sacred keepsakes in other parts of the valley too will observe the occasion.

The government has made adequate arrangements for medical assistance for the pilgrims, and taken elaborate measures to provide transportation, water supply and power during the fortnight.



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