By Zargar Zahoor

The Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Bahaudin (RA) was observed with religious gaiety and fervour in Naqsband sahib shrine at Khwaja Bazar, Nowhatta here on Sunday.
A large number of devotees participated in the congregational prayers called “Khoja Digar”.
The tradition continues from the times of Hazrat Khwaja Khawand Mahmood (RA) since 1608 AD.
On the occasion, religious scholars threw light on the life and the teachings of Khawaja Bahaudin (RA). The day is celebrated every year on the 3rd of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.
On Saturday last, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir had a meeting in which CEO Wakaf Board informed that Khoja Digar (Prayer of Asar) is being traditionally offered near the shrine of Khawaja Naqasbbandi Sahib (RA) at Khawajabazar Srinagar on 3rd of Rabi-ul Awal on road and sought its permission.
“The chair directed that it shall also be offered as per the Covid-19 SOPs/Guidelines issued by State Executive Committee, besides, necessary arrangements shall be made in this regard,” reads an official communiqué.

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