Pakistani pilgrims pay respects at Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya’s shrine in India

Zaireen accompanied by diplomats also lay traditional Chaddar at the shrine of Sufi saint in Delhi


Asif Mehmood November 22, 2021
Shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (RA) in Delhi. PHOTO: TWITTER/@PakinIndia

LAHORE:

A delegation of Pakistani Zaireen (pilgrims) on Monday visited the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (RA) in India’s New Delhi to participate in the 718th annual urs of the Sufi saint.

“This evening, Pakistani Zaireen accompanied by Cd’A [charge d'affaires] Aftab Hasan Khan and diplomats from the Pakistan High Commission in India, placed the traditional Chaddar at the Shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (RA) in Delhi,” said an official statement.

A group of 60 Pakistani pilgrims led by Joint Secretary Amjad Ali from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith harmony is in Delhi to participate in the annual urs being from November 18-25, it added.

The delegation was welcomed by Sajjadah Nasheen Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami and other notable members of the Dargah Committee upon their arrival at the shrine.

After placing the Chaddar, prayers were offered.

Nizami also did the dastaarbandi (traditional turban) of the Cd’A and the group leader of pilgrims on the occasion. Pilgrims also visited the shrine of Hazrat Amir Khusro (RA), which is located in the same compound, and offered prayers.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (RA) was the third spiritual successor of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (RA).

He is famous for his love for humanity as a means of realising love with the Creator. His followers are all across South Asia, including Pakistan.

His urs is attended by devotees from several countries. Pakistani pilgrims attend the annual urs under the framework of the 1974 India-Pakistan Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines.

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