Monday, November 29, 1999

More than one lakh devotees offer namaj on occasion of Urs

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Ajmer, Jun 18 (PTI) More than one lakh devotees today offered namaj (prayer) on the occasion of 798th Urs of Sufi Saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti. The Urs which started on June 15 would end on June 20 with "Kul" ceremony. People kept pouring in the holy town since last night for the afternoon "Jumme ki Namaj". A team of Pakistani devotees who are here to attend the Urs also offered the namaj. Superintendent of Police Hari Prasad Sharma told PTI that special security arrangements were made for the occasion. Urs Mela Magistrate and Additional Collector Ajmer city Jagdeesh Purohit said entries of streets to dargah and various markets were closed by tinshed to stop any animal straying in the area. Movement of vehicles was stopped in the area since morning.

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