Khwaja Bande Nawaz urs tomorrow

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Gulbarga, Nov 14 (UNI) The five-day celebration of 604th Urs-e-Sharief of the 14th century Sufi saint Hazrath Khwaja Bande Nawaz Gesudaraz would begin here tomorrow.

More than one lakh devotees of different religious faiths throughout the country would visit the Dargah to offer obeisance.

The significance of the religious event is that Hindu devotees outnumber Muslims as large number of people from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka throng the famous Dargah located in the heart of the city.

Khwaja Bande Nawaz was a disciple of Hazrath Khwaja Fir Naseeruddin Mahamood, popularly known as Chirag Delhi. A prolific writer, Khwaja was considered to be the first prose writer in Urdu and has penned 195 books.

Dargah sources said a 'nuga' religion procession would be taken out on the opening ceremoney of the occasion.

As part of Urs celebration a number of cultural and religious programmes would be held.

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