Massive congregation at Hazratbal
SRINAGAR: Milad-un-Nabi was observed across Kashmir Valley on Wednesday with religious fervour with lakhs of people joining night-long prayers despite below normal minimum temperature.
The biggest congregation was held at the shrine of Dargah Hazratbal, Srinagar, where devotees from across Kashmir gathered to offer special prayers and had glimpses of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
People, including women and children, wearing traditional Kashmiri dress, including Pheran joined the prayers in mosques, shrines including Asar-e-Shairef Shehree Kalashpora, Pinjoora and Jenab sahib Soura, Jamia Masjid and other religious places in the valley and Ladakh region.
The state administration had made all necessary arrangements for the devotees, including water, power, medical and transport. Private transporters also plied vehicles from different district and tehsil headquarter to shrine for the devotees.
Governor Satyapal Malik, his advisors, leaders of several political parties greeted people on the occasion. A number of organisations had also set up medical and other camps for the devotees.
Hundreds of vendors had also put up stall selling eatables, cloths and other items outside the peripheries of shrines and mosques.
The traffic department had issued traffic advisory to avoid traffic jam.