Wednesday, January 15, 2008
Karachi: The annual congregation celebrating the birth of famous Sufi, Baba Fareed Shaker Gunj (RA), took place at Manghopir near the Garam Pani Ka Chashma also known as the ‘Chilla Gah’ on Tuesday.
The gathering was organized by Pir Wilayat Shah.
Highlighting the events of the day, Shah said that at 11 a.m. the Durood-o-Salam and Khatam-o-Shareef was recited by the followers.
At around 12:00 p.m. the ritual of Chadar was performed at the Mazaar. After the Zuhar Namaz, lungar was distributed among the followers and from 3:00 p.m. till the Maghrib prayers the Mehfl-e-Sama’a took place.
Local qawals recited in Urdu, Sindhi, Bravi, Punjabi and Siraiki at the mehfil.
[Picture: live feeding of Manghopir crocodiles -circa 1870s.
Photo: All Things Pakistan http://pakistaniat.com/,
pert 2 of "The Mysteries of Manghopir: "Shrines, Crocodiles and Sulphur Springs" http://tinyurl.com/2mf79s]
[Read also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manghopir].