The 778th annual Urs celebrations at the shrine of Baba Farid Ganj Shakar in Pakpattan started on Sunday morning.
Shrine caretaker Dewan Modood Masood Chishti opened 15 days’ rites of Urs at the renowned Sufi shrine.
The Urs began with special prayers for the safety and security of the country, end of the novel pandemic and for independence of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Earlier, amidst the rise of COVID-19 cases, it was decided to allow a limited number of devotees to attend the rites of the Urs of Baba Farid Ganj this year.
It was decided that devotees from other cities would not be encouraged to enter Pakpattan to attend the Urs.
It had also been decided that the Bahishti Darwaza of the shrine would be opened only for two nights, instead of traditional five nights.
However, the police department has made special arrangements to provide foolproof security during the Urs celebrations.