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Sachal Sarmast Urs celebrations begin today

KHAIRPUR: Annual Urs of Sufi saint Hazrat Sachal Sarmast will begin at Daraza Sharif in district Khairpur from today, ARY News reports.

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Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah will inaugurate the celebration of 193rd Urs of Sachal Sarmast.

The devotees of arriving at the shrine of Sachal Sarmast at Daraza Sharif, to attend the Urs ceremonies.

Daraza Sharif has been a small town near Ranipur in district Khairpur.

Sachal Sarmast (1739 – 1829) a Sufi poet from Sindh was born in Daraza. His real name was Abdul Wahab Farouqi and “Sachal” or “Sachoo”, his pen-names he used in his poetry.

Sachal’s father had died, when he was a child, he was later raised by his uncle, Abdul Haqq who also became his spiritual master.

Sachal composed poetry in seven languages so as called “Shair-e-Haft Zaban”. His Sindhi and Saraiki poetry has been sung by local singers.

Sachal Sarmast was a follower of Wahdat-ul-Wujood (unity of existence), a notion of Sufi worldview.

In the annual Urs cattle show, musical night and other colourful events will be held during the three-day celebrations.

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