Photos: Urs of Sufi Saint Shah-I-Hamdan observed with religious fervor

Srinagar: Thousands of Muslim devotees from different parts of the valley thronged to Khanqah in Downtown Srinagar on the eve of Urs of Shah-I-Hamdan on Wednesday.

Devotees including men, women and children offered congregational Zuhar prayers at the shrine and also recited Quranic verses followed by ‘Duaiya Majlis’.

The annual Urs of Shah-e-Hamdan, is observed every year on 6th Zil-Hijjah of the Islamic calendar.

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Syed Ali bin Shahab-ud-Din Hamadani Abidi popularly known as Shah-e-Hamadan or Amir-i Kabir was a prominent Muslim scholar born in Persia. He was very influential in spreading Islam in Kashmir and has had a major hand in shaping the culture of the Kashmir valley.

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Muslim Devotees from across the valley offered Zuhar prayers at Khanqah in downtown Srinagar on the eve of Urs of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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Muslim Devotees from across the valley offered Zuhar prayers at Khanqah in downtown Srinagar on the eve of Urs of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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Muslim Devotees from across the valley offered Zuhar prayers at Khanqah in downtown Srinagar on the eve of Urs of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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Muslim Devotees from across the valley offered Zuhar prayers at Khanqah in downtown Srinagar on the eve of Urs of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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Kashmiri Muslim Women visited Khanqah on the eve of Urs of Shah i Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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Food Stalls installed in Khanqah area in Downtown, Srinagar on the eve of Urs of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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Kashmiri Muslim women offered prayers on the balcony of Khanqah on the eve of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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Kashmiri Muslim women offered prayers on the balcony of Khanqah on the eve of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)
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A Kashmir Muslim women making dua on the eve of Urs of Shah-i-Hamdan (Photo: Muzamil Bhat/Siasat)

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