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MAHIM DARGAH COMMITTEE PLANS A MAKE ANNUAL UROOS A LOW KEY AFFAIR THIS YEAR IN WAKE OF MUMBAI TERROR ATTACK

mahim2The 10-day annual Urs of Sufi saint Makhdoom Ali Mahimi, which begins on Friday evening with the offering of traditional sandalwood and flowers by the Mumbai Police and the dargah committee, will be a low-key affair this year. As a mark of respect for the victims of 26/11 massacre, the dargah committee has decided to scale down the usually elaborate celebrations and stick to performing the traditional rites and rituals associated with Urs. The Urs that began on December 12 is seeing thousands of devotees paying visit to the shrine. We also spoke with the Research Officer of the trust, Noor Parker about the tight security being provided here. The Uroos is likely to go on till December 21. Part of the tradition is the procession which begins at the Mahim police station and ends with the offering of sandalwood and flowers by Mumbai Police at the shrine’s crowded hall touching the Arabian Sea in Mahim. One of the most revered Sufis in India, the 15th-century saint is widely acknowledged for his scholarly works, including the first commentary on the Quran, liberal views and inclusive ideals. With cameraperson Mehboob Dhanse, Sunil Sharma for NMTV News.

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