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Annual Urs of Dastgeer Sahab observed in Kashmir with religious favor

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Srinagar: Braving inclement weather, hundreds of devotees from across Kashmir thronged Dastgeer Sahib shrine at Khanyar, and Sarai Payeen areas of the city in the wake of annual Urs of 11th-century Sufi saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani, popularly known as Peer Dastgeer (RA) here.

The biggest congregation was held at the Dastgeer Sahab shrine in the Khanyar area in the old city where devotees in large numbers participated in special night-long prayers to pay homage to the Sufi saint.

A similar congregation was held at the Dastgeer Sahab shrine in the Sarai Payeen area where hundreds of people including men, women, and children paid obeisance.

The relics of the Sufi saint were also displayed for public sighting at both these shrines.

The 11-day-long annual Urs of the saint began on the 28th of last month – the first day of the Rabi-al-Thani month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Special prayers were also held at Jenab Sahab Soura.

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