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Annual Urs of Sheikh-ul-Aalam commences at Charar-e-Sharief

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Budgam: The annual Urs of Kashmir’s revered Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Noorudin Noorani popularly known as Sheikh-ul-Aalam (RA) commenced at Charar-e-Sharief in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday.

However, for the second consecutive year, no night-long prayers were held at the shrine in the wake of Covid pandemic.

Wakaf Board official Abdul Salam said that the annual Urs of the saint is marked with the change of sacred cloth (Gilaf) on the grave of the saint every year.

“Annual Urs is being observed at Charar-e-Sharief on October 04 (i.e 26th day of Islamic month of Safar),” he said.

Keeping in view of Covid pandemic, the devotees without facemask are denied entry by the police at the main gate and no nightlong prayers were held at the shrine.

However, hundreds of devotees who came from different areas of the Valley participated in the prayers at the shrine.

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