Srinagar : The Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Bahaudin (RA) was on Friday observed with religious gaiety and fervour in Naqsband sahib shrine at Khwaja Bazar, Nowhatta here.
Thousands of devotees thronged the shrine to pay their obeisance and offered congregational ‘Asr’ 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), who was the founder of Naqashbandi school of thought. The day is celebrated every year on the 3rd of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar. (GNS)