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Shab-i-Miraj celebrated with religious fervour in Kashmir

chandigarh Updated: Jun 18, 2012 13:30 IST

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The Shab-i-Miraj was celebrated throughout the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region with religious fervour and gaiety.

Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra and chief minister Omar Abdullah have greeted the people on the occasion.

Several lakh people joined night-long prayers at holy shrines, mosques and other religious places.However, the main function was held at Hazratbal shrine, which houses the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad, on the bank of famous Dal Lake.

Several lakh people, including women and children, from different parts of the valley, Jammu region and Delhi joined the night-long special prayers at Hazratbal shrine, where the authorities had made all arrangements for the devotees.

The State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) and some private transporters have pressed into service buses and other vehicles to carry devotees from different parts of the valley to Hazratbal shrine.

The devotees had glimpse of holy relic after morning prayers today. The holy relic will be displayed after every prayer throughout the day.

Special prayers were also held in other mosques and religious places in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region.

The governor expressed the hope that the celebration of this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of amity, harmony and brotherhood and would be a harbinger of sustained peace, progress and prosperity in the state.

Abdullah has also greeted the people and wished them wellness and good health.

In a message, Abdullah said, "this holy night provides us opportunity to pray and seek forgiveness and blessings from the Almighty."

He prayed for peace and prosperity of the state and the country.