Urs of Dil Mohammad Sahib in Rajouri exemplifies communal harmony

The shrine of Sufi saint Dil Mohammad Sahib located in the Fatehpur village of Rajouri district is an abode of peace and tranquillity. People cutting across all religious lines gathered at the shrine to attend the Urs of the holy saint. They offered special prayers at the shrine and wished for peace and prosperity to prevail across the nation. As a part of celebrations, Sufi scholars and Imams sermoned the public on the life, religious services, teachings and spiritual strength of the saint who devoted himself in service of the public good. Forming an integral part of the public ethos for the last several centuries, even today the Sufi traditions play an important role in the lives of the people and connote them with an understanding of the world in all its spiritual dimensions. Community Kitchen or Langar was also set up at the outdoors to serve meals as a holy sacrament to the devotees coming from different regions. The Urs commemoration of the Sufi saint and the number of devotees coming to visit the shrine clearly indicates that the lesson of humanity and compassion that was once preached by the saint is still having its roots deeply embedded in the culture and traditions of India.