For the first time in the last three years, tens of thousands of devotees from across Kashmir Valley converged at the revered Hazratbal shrine here on Friday following Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the day when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born.
The number swelled as the day progressed and a sea of devotees was seen at the shrine and its adjacent sprawling lawns along the banks of Dal Lake especially during Zuhr prayers.
It was the largest gathering at Hazratbal after the 2019 disruption after abrogation of Article 370 and subsequent year long curbs followed by nearly two years of Covid-19 lockdown.
Devout, many of them women, could be seen in tears while having the glimpse of holy relic after every obligatory prayer.
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