Srinagar: The heart of Srinagar witnessed a spiritual spectacle on Friday as thousands of devotees from far-flung areas of the valley gathered at the Khanyar shrine of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), popularly known as Peer Dastgeer Sahib, on the occasion of Friday following Urs of the revered saint.
The shrine, a significant spiritual centre in the valley, was illuminated with a celestial glow as the faithful came together to witness the holy relic associated with the revered saint. This annual gathering is a testament to the enduring legacy and influence of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) on the lives of Muslims here. The Urs celebration of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) is a cherished tradition in Kashmir, with devotees from various parts of the valley and beyond participating in the celebrations during which special prayers and Khatamat-ul-Moazamaat including Auraad-e-Qadriya are recited.
Meanwhile, authorities had made adequate arrangements to ensure the safety and security of the devotees. The traffic management and other facilities were put in place to cater to the large number of visitors and maintain order and assist the pilgrims.