Devotees throng Hazratbal on the occasion of Urs Umar ibn Khattab

Devotees throng Hazratbal on the occasion of Urs Umar ibn Khattab

Srinagar: Hundreds of devotees on Wednesday thronged the holy Hazratbal Shrine on the banks of Dal Lake on the occasion of annual urs of Hazrat Umar ibn Khattab (RA) being celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety across the Kashmir valley.

Hundreds of people including men, women and children visited the Hazratbal Shrine, housing Moi-e-Muqqadas, the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to have glimpse on the occasion.
A priest displayed the holy relic before the devotees after every Namaz on Wednesday on the occasion of martyrdom of Hazrat Umar ibn Khattab (RA) .
Hazrat Umar was the second Caliph of Islam and a notable companion of Prophet Muhammad.
Special prayers were offered and the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad was displayed before the devotees after every Namaz during the day.
The authorities had made special arrangements for the devotees at the holy shrine.
The vendors had also put up several stalls selling variety items on the occasion.
UNI

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