Urs festival commences with flag ceremony in Ajmer Sharif
With the flag ceremony taking place today, the Urs Festival in Ajmer Sharif has begun that will last till May 9. The Jannati Darwaza will open on May 1 and close on 6, while Namaz-e-Zumma will be held on May 9. The World Most Famous Urs Festival called the Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz in Ajmer Sharif city of Rajasthan has taken off with pilgrims flocking to the city.
Delhi government has made elaborate arrangements at
Burari ground in the form of twenty-day transit camp for pilgrims
coming from all across India
to attend the Urs at Ajmer, reported
TOI. It is informed that the lieutenant governor of Delhi
has already reviewed the arrangements.
Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, popularly known as
Gharib Nawaz, was born in 1141 and died in 1236 CE. He introduced and
established the Chishti Order of the Indian Subcontinent. His shrine,
Dargah Sharif or Ajmer
Sharif, is an international wakf managed under
the 'Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955' of Government of India. The
dargah is visited by Muslim, Hindus and Sikhs with reverence as a
symbol of inter-communal harmony.
Several lakh pilgrims from the Indian sub-continent,
and from other parts of the world – assemble at his tomb on the
occasion of his 'Urs' or death anniversary. According to the
management of the Urs festival, the shrine has become the symbol of
composite culture that had struck deep roots in the psyche of people
from various religions.