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Annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins today

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 09:59 IST

New Delhi, Sept. 10 (ANI): The annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins on Saturday.

In the pilgrimage, millions of Muslims from across the world trek from holy city of Mecca to assemble in Mina in Saudi Arabia.

They will spend the night there and move towards the plains of Arafat at dawn tomorrow for the day's main ritual of Haj-reciting prayers.

The pilgrims will spend the day there praying.

Nearly 1, 36,000 Indians are performing Haj this year. (ANI)