Published On: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013
Published in Category: Lahore

Data Ganj Bakhsh’s Urs begins in Lahore

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Lahore: The 970th three-day annual Urs of Hazrat Syed Abul Hassan Ali Bin Usman Hajveri‚ famously known as Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh (RA) started here on Sunday.

Rasm-e-Chaddar Poshi was performed by Senator Ishaq Dar who was also the chief guest in the inaugural ceremony.

Strict security measures are in place to avoid any untoward incident during the Urs.

Thousands of devotees have gathered to attend the Urs celebrations.

The three day festival is celebrated in Lahore. Worshippers light candles, incense and pay homage to one of the great sufi scholars of South Asia.

As per traditions the milk seller’s community has brought thousands of litres of milk as a donation for the milk Sabeel which is being distributed among the devotees and visitors.

Millions of devotees and visitors from all parts of the country have reached to witness the
Urs and offer special prayers.

Besides, a large number of philanthropists provided them food as part of worship. The district administration had taken all necessary measures to maintain peace and security during the Urs.
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