Jammu & Kashmir

One lakh devotees throng Hazratbal shrine on Friday following Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (ﷺ)

Devotees assemble for congregational prayers on Friday following Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) at Hazratbal in Srinagar Kashmir on Oct 14. [FPK Photo]

Srinagar: For the first time after a couple of years, a massive gathering of over one lakh devotees was witnessed at the Hazratbal shrine, Dargah that houses the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on the Friday following Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW).

While the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was observed last Sunday, the devotees in the Valley also observed Friday following Eid-e-Milad with religious fervor and zeal.

Several seminars and Seerat Conferences were organized across the Valley while the Islamic clerics threw light on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) during the Friday sermons.

A massive gathering of devotees was witnessed at the Hazratbal shrine. The officials said that over one lakh devotees have thronged the shrine today.

The devotees who thronged the shrine, said that the holy relic at the Hazratbal shrine, situated on the embankment of Dal Lake was displayed after every prayer today.

The other shrines across the Valley also witnessed huge gatherings. The congregational prayers were held at many shrines including Khiram Sirhama Anantnag, Asarisharif Kalashpora, Jenab Sahab Soura, Pinjoora Shopian, Seer Hamadan, Kaba Marg Qaimoh and Aham Sharief Bandipora in north Kashmir where a massive gathering of devotees was witnessed.

Meanwhile, authorities had made special arrangements to facilitate the movement of devotees to the shrine. Official sources said that besides transport, arrangements for power, drinking water, medical aid camps, and sanitation were made for the convenience of people.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal said arrangements were put in place by the authorities today to ensure a peaceful culmination of special prayers.

All the arrangements including the traffic route plan, security plan, medical camps, and others were made while the public cooperation has helped to ensure smooth passage to the devotees and culmination of special congregational prayers. (KNO)


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