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Dargah of Qamaruddin Shah lit up with diyas

Jaipur: Two saints belonging to Muslim and Hindu religions in Jhunjhunu town had started a tradition of celebrating each other’s festivals nearly 200 years ago.

Thus, on Diwali, Dargah of Qamaruddin Shah situated in Jhunjhunu also lit diyas after the deaths of these saints for the past 150 years.

According to locals, Qamaruddin Shah, a peer and Chanchal Nath baba was friends nearly 200 years ago. Both used to give a message of brotherhood and harmony.

“Both had started celebrating each other’s festivals. It was during Diwali, Qamaruddin Shah used to visit the temple whereas Baba Chanchal Nath used to live and the latter used to visit Shah on every Muslim festival. After their death, the members of Hindu and Muslim communities started the tradition of lighting diyas on the dargah on every Diwali,” said Eijaz Nabi, member of the Dargah committee of Qamaruddin Shah ki Dargah told TOI on Tuesday.

Diyas are lit on the occasion of Choti Diwali and the main Diwali day when members of both the community also visit to take blessings of peer Qamaruddin Shah. “All the diyas are lit after Magrib ki Namaz in the evening,” Eijaz said.

“Not only that every year on December 1, while we organise qawali in the memory of Qamaruddin Shah, bhajans are also rendered. Likewise, on various other Hindu festivals, our committee visits the nearby temple where Chanchal Nath ji used to live,” Eijaz added.

One can also find the sign of Swastik on the Dargah which are pasted by the Hindu devotees whenever they visit. “Nearly 200 years ago, there were Muslim poets who have written beautiful bhajans on Lord Krishna. Poets such as Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana, Ras Khan and Nazir Akbarabadi have appreciated and shown their devotion for Lord Krishna,” said Abdul Hanif, 75-year-old ex-servicemen from Jhunjhunu who is a regular visitor to the dargah.

Source : timesofindia



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