Srinagar, Oct 30 : Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) was celebrated with full reverence, devotion and religious fervour in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
The day marks the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
According to news agency KINS, various organizing committees had decided not to take out Milad processions in view of COVID-19 pandemic. However, highlighting the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad ‘Milad Mehfils’ and online ‘Seerat Conferences’ were held in various areas of the Union territory.
Special functions were held in Kashmir at various shrines and Masjids, said an official. However, he informed that devotees were appealed to follow COVID19 safety guidelines strictly and spend less time at shrines and Masjids to avoid violation of coronavirus guidelines.
The biggest congregation was held at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar where devotees in large numbers offered special prayers and have glimpses of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
In South Kashmir, thousands of people offer prayers at Masjids and Shrines mainly at Jamia Masjid Reshi Sahab, Khiram Sirhama, Kaba Marg, Dooru and Seer Hamdan while in north Kashmir Milad procession was taken out at various places.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole said that all arrangements were put in place at Hazratbal and other shrines across Kashmir for the convenience of devotees.
“All departments including Power Development Department and Health Department had made requisite arrangements and SRTC buses were kept available for devotees,” the Divisional Commissioner told KINS.
Meanwhile in a message, President Kovind said Prophet Muhammad(SAW) gave the message of love and brotherhood and led the world to the path of humanity.
He said Prophet Muhammad(SAW) wanted to build a society based on equality and harmony.
The President asked everyone to work for the well-being of society and peace and harmony in the country according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) compiled in the Holy Quran.
In his message, Vice President said, the Holy Prophet showed humanity the righteous path of compassion and universal brotherhood.
Naidu said Milad-un-Nabi is an occasion for family and friends to come together and pray.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people on Milad-un-Nabi.
Modi hoped that this day furthers compassion and brotherhood all across.