Srinagar: Braving chilly weather conditions, thousands of people joined night-long prayers on the occasion of Urs of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani Gous-ul-Azam in the Kashmir valley, reports said on Tuesday.
Special night-long prayers were organised in shrines and other religious places in the valley and Ladakh region.
However, the main congregation was held in the shrine of Hazrat Gous-ul-Azam at Khanyar in the downtown city, where thousands of devotees, including women and children, from different parts of the valley participated in the night-long prayers.
The devotes had the glimpse of ” Holy Tabrokaats”, including holy Relic of Hazrat Gous after Fajr (morning) prayers and the process will continue throughout the day after prayers.
Special night long prayers were also organised in the shrine of Hazrat Gous at Sarai-e-Bala in the heart of the city, where large number of devotees participated.
Large number of vendors have put up their stalls at Khanyar and Sarai-e-Bala, particularly selling ‘Halva paratha’ and other eatables besides local made “Anchaar” (pickles) and Masala Roti.
Similar prayers were organised in shrines associated with the saint in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region despite sub zero temperature. (Agencies)