Srinagar: A massive gathering of over one lakh devotees was reported at the Hazratbal shrine, Dargah in Srinagar which houses the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Friday following the occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi.
While the birth anniversary of the last Islamic Prophet was observed last Sunday, devotees on Friday thronged to Hazratbal shrine to have glimpses of the Holy relic of the prophet.
The devotees who thronged the shrine said that the holy relic at the Hazratbal shrine, situated on the embankment of Dal Lake was displayed five times after every prayer today.
Several seminars and Seerat Conferences were organized across the Valley while the Islamic clerics threw light on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during Friday sermons before the congressional prayers.
As per reports, other shrines across the Valley also witnessed huge gatherings. The congregational prayers were held at many shrines including Khiram Sirhama Anantnag, Asarisharif Kalashpora, Jenab Sahab Soura, Pinjoora Shopian, Seer Hamadan, Kaba Marg Qaimoh and Aham Sharief Bandipora in north Kashmir where a massive gathering of devotees was witnessed.
Meanwhile, authorities had made special arrangements to facilitate the movement of devotees to the shrine. Official sources said that besides transport, arrangements for power, drinking water, medical aid camps, and sanitation were made for the convenience of people.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal said that special security and traffic arrangements were put in place by the authorities today to ensure a peaceful culmination of special prayers.
All the arrangements including the traffic route plan, security plans, medical camps, and others were made while the public cooperation has helped to ensure smooth passage to the devotees and the culmination of special congregational prayers.