Milad: Thousands throng shrines across Kashmir; Nightlong prayers held

KL News Network

Srinagar

Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) is being celebrated today on Monday across Kashmir.

Milad processions were taken out in Islamabad, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian amid tight security, witnesses said.

Braving the chilling temperatures, devotees thronged the mosques and shrines across the valley and offered night-long prayers.

Thousands of devotees also thronged the Hazratbal Shrine which houses the relics of the prophet of Islam (S.A.W).

Hazratbal Shrine and many other mosques were decorated. Religious flags were hoisted on some buildings and vehicles to mark the occasion.

More than 30,000 devotees offered afternoon prayers at the Hazratbal Shrine as a part of the celebration. The relics of the Prophet (SAW) were displayed after the Fajr prayers at the Hazratbal Shrinei in Dargah.

Besides Dargah Hazratbal, many other mosques, most of which were ornamented, witnessed nightlong prayers across the valley.

All arrangements have been put in place at Hazratbal and other shrines for the convenience of devotees, government officials said.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Senior Congress Leader and Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mutiheda Majlis-E-Ulema Head and Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have greeted the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Eid-i-Milad, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

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