Devotees Monday offered prayers in and outside the mosque enclosing the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Baha-ud-Din Muhammad Naqshband Bukhari (RA) at Khwaja Bazar in Shahr-e-Khaas here.
Srinagar, Nov 12: Thousands of devotees thronged Naqashbandh Sahib (RA) shrine in Shahr-e-Khaas to offer the congregational Asar Salah amid chilly weather on Monday.
Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other scholars addressed the devotees.
Braving cold wave, devotees thronged the shrine of the revered Sufi saint located at Khwaja Bazaar, Nowhatta, for prayers and supplications. A large congregation of devotees offered special Khwaja Digar prayers in the afternoon.
Mirwaiz threw light on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and asked the Ummah to follow Quran and Sunnah. They also threw light on the life of Hazrat Khwaja Baha-ud-Din Muhammad Naqshband Bukhari (RA).
The Urs is celebrated on the 3rd Rabi-ul-Awal every year. Besides, the gatherings for special prayers are held for 12 days from 21st Safar to 3rd Rabi-ul Awal. These gatherings are held every day at 8 AM in the Khanqah-i-Naqshbandiya.
On the urs day after the Asr prayers, special mass prayers are held.