Jammu and Kashmir: 395th annual ‘Urs’ observed in Anantnag

Srinagar: People celebrated 395th annual ‘Urs’ or the festival of the famous Sufi saint Hazrat Baba Naseeb Ud Din Ghazi (RA) in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir recently.

The festival was celebrated following all COVID-19 protocols.

The mausoleum of the saint is situated in Bijbehara town of Anantnag. The shrine of a the Sufi saint is famous for the exhibition of Sufi dance also known as Dhamali dance. During the celebration, the devotees performed this traditional dance,mindful not to flout COVID norms, reports ANI.

Ghulam Rasool, a member of the Shrine Committee reiterated the values of Baba Naseeb and told ANI, “He spent his life for the people.”

The festival was observed according to Islamic or Lunar calendar.

Eijaz Gul, a resident of Bijbehara told ANI that not many people joined the celebration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Less people came here due to COVID-19. Before this, many people used to come here from far-off villages. Earlier, at least a thousand people gathered here to celebrate the festival however, due to the pandemic, only 500-600 people came this year,” he said.
 

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