The Urs festival is an annual festival held at Ajmer which commemorates the death anniversary of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today offered the ceremonial ‘chadar’ at Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s shrine in Ajmer on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Urs festival is an annual festival held at Ajmer which commemorates the death anniversary of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. It is held over six days and features night-long qawwali and various religious ceremonies. Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine from all over India and abroad during the Urs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had handed over the ‘chadar’ to Mr Naqvi on Saturday to be offered at the shrine. Huge crowds had gathered at the dargah premises to see the ‘chadar’being offered. Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the dargah.
In a message, PM Modi conveyed his greetings to the followers of the Sufi saint in India and abroad. He also wished for “harmonious co-existence of cultures” and said that “Peace, unity and harmony is at the core of various philosophies in the country, Sufism is also one of them. When we talk of Sufi saints in India, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti appears as a symbol of great spiritual traditions.”