Urs of Peer Dastageer Sahib (RA) being observed amid COVID guidelines

Srinagar, November 21: The annual Urs of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), popularly known as Peer Dastageer Sahib (RA) is being observed here with enthusiasm.

During the 11-day-long Urs, which began on Monday, the devotees throng the Dastageer Sahib (RA) Shrine located at Khanyar

Wakf Board official said that the Urs is also being observed at Asar Shareif Aanchar Soura, and the Dastigeer Sahib (RA) Shrine Sarai Bala, the latter is managed by Idarah Auqaf Gousia.

In view of the Urs, these shrines wore a festive look with several stalls selling local delicacies and other goods.

As per Islamic calendar, the Urs begins on 1st day of Rabi Al Thani during which special prayers are held every day from Asr to Magrib for 11th days.

However, this year, special prayers are being held from 9am to 11:30am at Khanayar shrine and from Magrib to Esha at Soura Shrine, a Wakf Board official said.

Wakf Board Chief Executive Officer Mufti Fareed-u

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