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People offer prayers on Sufi saint's death anniversary


People offer prayers on Sufi saint's death anniversary

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Dec 27 (ANI): The shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Mohammad Janbaz Wali in Jammu and Kashmir saw his followers coming to pay their respects to him on his Urs, that is, his death anniversary on Sunday. The shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Mohammad Janbaz Wali in Baramulla, which is about 54 kilometres from the state's summer capital Srinagar, is very popular among his followers.

Every year, his death anniversary, which falls on Rabi-ul-Awal, the third month of Islamic calendar, is observed with traditional prayers. Hazrat Janbaz Wali is among great Sufi scholars, who came from Iran 600 years ago.

Devotees also offered holy sheets of cloth on his mausoleum and recited verses from Quran. Despite the rigorous weather, devotees - old and young alike - paid obeisance at the shrine.

Sufism is the defining feature of Kashmir society. It was in 1400 AD that the wandering Sufis arrived in Kashmir and Sufism became the way of life for the majority of the people in the

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