Srinagar, Aug 25: A grand Sufi spiritual congregation (Sufi Virasat ) was Wednesday held at Bulbulshah Park, Zero Bridge, Srinagar on Wednesday.
Sufi Virasat was a turning point event, since it showcased the rich Sufi traditions of Kashmir. The ‘Kalaams’ of some revered Sufi saints were chanted by renowned folk singers such as, Gulzar Ganai and Sufi artist Dhananjay Kaul, who propagated the message of peace and communal harmony. Reminiscing the golden period of Sufis and the communal tranquility of that period, the attendees emphasized on the return of the values of brotherhood and peace.
Sufism bestowed Kashmir with its great and grand message of cultural diversity and brotherhood. Unless Sufism in Kashmir is restored to its old glory, we cannot live as a peaceful, tolerant and progressive society”, Farooq Renzu Shah, Chairman, Kashmir Society said.
It is for the first time in recent years, the most admired Sufi shrines of Srinagar and adjoining areas were represented at the event by their members/shrine committees, other prominent citizens including Deputy Commissioner & Add. Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar city. The event was organized by Kashmir Society International and Gee Gee Productions.