Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi seek blessings of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

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New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday sent a "Chadar" (holy cloth) to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer on the occasion of annual 'Urs'.

Senior party leaders who would carry the Chadar arrived at Gandhi's residence and touched the holy cloth, symbolising their participation in the offering.

"Considering the circumstances prevailing in the country, we pray that our country prospers by the blessings of almighty and may harmony and peace reign in our country," said Haroon Yousuf, Food And Civil Supplies Minister, Delhi Government.

The Urs is observed to mark the death anniversary of the departed saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

The shrine is a symbol of religious convergence as both Hindus and Muslims throng the shrine in large numbers with the belief that all their wishes would be fulfilled once they offer prayers at the shrine.

This gathering for the Urs is considered to be the second largest congregation of Muslims at one place after Mecca. (ANI)

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