Khairpur: Sachal Sarmast annual Urs at Daraza Sharif begins today

KHAIRPUR: A 3-day 198th annual Urs of Sufi poet Hazrat Sachal Sarmast begins from 13th of Ramazan (at present) and can proceed until 15th of Ramazan at Daraza Sharif close to Ranipur, ARY Information reported on Sunday.

Stringent safety measures have been taken for three-day annual Urs of Sachal Sarmast.

The custodian of Daraza Sharif shrine will inaugurate rituals of annual Urs with rosewater bathe and laying floral wreath on the Mazar.

The devotees arriving on the shrine of Sachal Sarmast at Daraza Sharif, to attend the Urs ceremonies.

Daraza Sharif has been a small city close to Ranipur in district Khairpur.

Sachal Sarmast (1739 – 1829) a Sufi poet from Sindh was born in Daraza. His actual title was Abdul Wahab Farooqui and “Sachal” or “Sachoo”, his pen-names he utilized in his poetry.

Sachal’s father had died, when he was a toddler, he was later raised by his uncle, Abdul Haq who additionally turned his religious grasp.

Sachal composed poetry in seven languages in order known as “Shair-e-Haft Zaban”. His Sindhi and Saraiki poetry has been sung by native singers.

Sachal Sarmast was a follower of Wahdat-ul-Wujood (unity of existence), a notion of Sufi worldview.

The annual Urs celebrations will comprise occasions, akin to Mehfil-e-Sama, a literary convention on the Daraza Sharif auditorium and Mushaira.

Sachal Awards can even be offered to eminent personalities of the nation. Sugharanji Katchery and conventional Sindhi video games can even be part of the celebrations.

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