Locals in Kashmir valley celebrate Sufi saint's Urs

Baramullah , Thu, 29 Jul 2010 ANI

Baramullah (Jammu and Kashmir), July 29 (ANI): Hundreds of people thronged the shrine of Sufi saint Fareed-Ud-Din Ganjshakar to celebrate the last day of the 'Urs Mubarak' fair on Thursday in Uri town, of Baramullah district, Jammu and Kashmir.

 

The Urs, or death anniversary fair, began on Monday and concluded on Thursday.

 

People from different parts of the country as well as from Pakistan-Administered Kashmir came to the fair pray.

 

"Every year many people come and pray at the shrine of Baba Fareed-ud-din. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, every one comes here. People come from Delhi as well as Azad Kashmir (Pakistan Administered Kashmir)," said Rafiq Ahmad, the organizer.

 

The shrine of Baba Fareed-Ud-Din Ganjshakar is also a fine example of communal harmony.

 

"We all prayed for peace as we all want peace. People come here with a lot of love. People belonging to different faiths come," said Suraj Prakash, a devotee.

 

It is believed by locals that Baba Fareed-Ud-Din Ganjshakar came to the area in 664 A.D. spending about 40 years. By Afzal Bhat (ANI)

 



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