Urs of famous Sufi saint celebrated in Srinagar

| Updated: Apr 29, 2017 14:50 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)[India], April 29 (ANI): The annual Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Sheikh Dawood Sahib (RA) popularly known as Batmol Sahib (RA) was celebrated with traditional fervor at his residence in Batmaloo area of Srinagar. Scores of people from different parts of the Jammu & Kashmir came to celebrate the Urs Mubarak. In this celebration, the devotees, including women and children, paid obeisance and offered special prayers at the shrine which resounded with recitations of verses of Holy Quran. The Ulema and Imams threw a detailed light on the life, religious services and teachings and spiritual strength of the revered Islamic scholar and saint who had devoted his whole life to the service to and preaching of Islam. Sufis, all over the world, have made their mark in history for serving the humanity in general and the destitute, poor and needy ones in particular. As per the legends, Srinagar used to be frequently hit by famines. "But Batamaloo sahib started praying and used to cook food in a big vessel which would be enough to feed scores of people who would throng to the area," says a historian. (ANI)