HYDERABAD: Thousands of devotees reached Shewan to commemorate the 766th death anniversary of famous Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
The death anniversary would be observed for three days, starting Saturday. The devotees come prepared for the Urs as some rented the home from the locals while others brought tents to stay.
This is the second Urs of Lal Shahbaz after the deadly suicide attack of February 2017, which killed over 100 and injured many others. The suicide bomber blew himself during Dhamal at the shrine.
Following the blast, the shrine was closed down for the devotees but activities on its premises were restored after some time. Sufi saint’s death anniversary was also observed last year.
The Urs of Lal Shahbaz is held on 18 of Shaaban, eighth month of the Muslim calendar. Over half a million devotees from across Pakistan flock to the city. During the three-day ceremony, the shrine is packed with devotees who sing and indulge in Dhamal from early morning till late night.