Urs Shah-e-Hamdan celebrated in Kashmir

Urs Shah-e-Hamdan celebrated in Kashmir


Srinagar, June 13 : The annual Urs of Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA), popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdan was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in Kashmir valley on Thursday.

The main function of the Urs was held at Khan-e-Kah-e-Moula Shrine in downtown Srinagar where hundreds of people including men and women from various parts of the Kashmir valley participated in night long prayers.

A large number of people from all walks of life thronged the shrine on the banks of river Jehlum at Khan-e-Kah-e-Moula in Srinagar to attend the “Dhur” namaz or midday prayers.

Special prayers were held for the peace and prosperity of the Kashmir valley.

The shrine was illuminated and vendors had put up their stalls selling a variety of items on the occasion.

Mir Sayed Ali Hamadani was an Iranian scholar, poet and a Sufi Muslim saint. He was born in Hamadan in Iran and preached Islam in Central and south Asia. He first visited Kashmir valley with 700 followers to preach Islam in 774 Al Hijri. He died in Kashmir and was buried in Khatlan in Tajikistan in 1384 CE.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of Waqf Board Darakshan Andrabi visited the shrine to take stock of the arrangements placed for the devotees and also paid obeisance on the occasion.


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