Srinagar: Devotees from across Kashmir Valley converged at the Dargah Hazratbal here on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad, the birthday of revered Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on Tuesday.
Thousands of men, women and children thronged the lakeside shrine to have a glimpse of the holy relic of the Prophet, displayed after every prayer at the shrine five times a day.
Despite cold conditions, people in large numbers stayed overnight for night long prayers reciting Durood-o-Azkar.
However, the biggest congregation was witnessed at the afternoon prayers with devout converging at the shrine and its adjacent sprawling lawns along the banks of Dal Lake.
Most people were seen with folded hands while some had tears trickling down their faces as they had the glimpse of holy relic while praying for their wishes to be fulfilled on the occasion.
Besides Hazratbal, congregational prayers were also held at Asarisharif Kalashpora, Jenab Sahib Soura, Lal Bazar, Punjura Shopian, Khiram Sirhama Anantnag, Seer Hamdan Kaba Marg Qaimoh Ahmshrief Bandipora and Hazrat Janbaz Wali (RA) Baramulla. Nightlong prayers were held across the Valley where clerics threw light on the pious life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
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