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Ritual washing of Data Ganj Bakhsh shrine performed

LAHORE: The ghusal (washing) ceremony of the Shrine of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Ali Hajveri, popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh was performed here on Saturday. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, provincial ministers - Zaeem Qadri, Bilal Yaseen and others participated in the ceremony, which is performed ahead of the Sufi saint’s annual Urs ceremonies. The tomb was washed with rose water. All arrangements have almost been finalized for the three-day long festival marking the Urs of Hazrat Data…

Mysticism and spirituality at shrine of Data Ganj Baksh in Lahore

LAHORE: The 973rd Urs of Sufi saint Syed Ali bin Osman Al-Hajvery, popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh, began in Lahore on Saturday.  The three-day event was inaugurated by Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar who laid a sheet and flowers at the grave of the saint. Thousands of devotees have arrived from across the country to pay their respects. Data Ganj Bakhsh was a Persian Sufi and scholar during the 11th century. He was born in Ghazni, Afghanistan in 990 AD during the Ghaznavid Empire and settled and died in…