04/21/15 1:49 AM

Obama’s Gift to Ajmer Chishti as Urs Inaugural Gift

The 803rd Urs (annual feast) celebrations of revered saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty of Ajmer will take place in Amritsar for one week starting from Monday. A red coloured, richly embroidered Chadar (holy cloth) will be offered on Obama’s behalf at the mausoleum of the Garib Nawaz on the inaugural day of the weeklong Urs. “It’s a historic day and a welcome moment. It’s the first gesture of extending spiritual greetings of peace to the Ajmer Dargah Sharif from a non-South Asian country’s head of state,” a pleased Haji Chishty, the 27th descendant of the saint said.

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