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Urs fair of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti begins in Ajmer, PM Modi conveys greetings
The 805th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti - the largest Muslim fair in India - began at Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan. The event began with hoisting of the flag handed over by Gauri family to Dargah Committee.

Each year, the fair commences with the hoisting of a white flag on the tomb by the Sajdanashin of the Chishtia order. Over the next few days days, the tomb will be ritually anointed with rosewater and sandalwood paste; prayers will be held; qawwalis will be  sung and poetry will be recited in praise of the Almighty.

Thousands of pilgrims and devotees have started for a week long fair to offer nazranas and chaadars. Outside the dargah precincts, two massive cauldrons have started to cook sweet rice garnished with dry fruits and condiments. This cooking will be served as 'tabarukh' or sanctified food to the devotees.

The Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi, handed over the "Chaadar" on March 24 to be offered at the Dargah. Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Minister of State in the PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh, received it in New Delhi.

On the occasion of the annual Urs at  Ajmer Sharif, the PM also conveyed greetings and best wishes to Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's followers across the world.

Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is a symbol of the great spiritual traditions of India. The PM also said Gharib Nawaz's service of humanity would remain an inspiration for future generations. He offered his best wishes for the successful conduct of the forthcoming Urs, stated his officially released message.

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