Observing Urs at Nizamuddin dargah

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The six-day Urs of Dargah Ajmer Sharif festival is considered as one of the most sacred celebrations in Sufism. A Sufi saint of the Chishti order, Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya is remembered on Urs and is celebrated with enthusiasm by thousands of pilgrims who throng his shrine in New Delhi during this festival. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

The six-day Urs of Dargah Ajmer Sharif festival is considered as one of the most sacred celebrations in Sufism. A Sufi saint of the Chishti order, Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya is remembered on Urs and is celebrated with enthusiasm by thousands of pilgrims who throng his shrine in New Delhi during this festival. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India annually travel to the shrine of Sufi Muslim saint Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan for the annual Urs festival observed to mark his death anniversary, but they also offer their reverence at saint Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah in Nizamuddin West, New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India annually travel to the shrine of Sufi Muslim saint Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan for the annual Urs festival observed to mark his death anniversary, but they also offer their reverence at saint Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah in Nizamuddin West, New Delhi. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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A lady ties sacred thread at a lattice door at the shrine to observe ‘mannat’ or a prayer of belief. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

A lady ties sacred thread at a lattice door at the shrine to observe ‘mannat’ or a prayer of belief. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Women devotees offering prayers at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Women devotees offering prayers at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Visitors to the shrine buy religious items and trinkets at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Visitors to the shrine buy religious items and trinkets at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Sufi Qawali singers sing Qawalis in the compound of the shrine. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Sufi Qawali singers sing Qawalis in the compound of the shrine. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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A woman devotee in a state of fervour offers prayers at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

A woman devotee in a state of fervour offers prayers at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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A vendor sells kebabs to visitors and pilgrims visiting the Nizamuddin dargah. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

A vendor sells kebabs to visitors and pilgrims visiting the Nizamuddin dargah. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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A devotee checks his scull cap before buying it from the market at shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

A devotee checks his scull cap before buying it from the market at shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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A boy holding flowers and Chaddars (Ceremonial religious drapes) at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya during the festival. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

A boy holding flowers and Chaddars (Ceremonial religious drapes) at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya during the festival. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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