Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s 277th urs begins today in Bhitshah

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Oct, 2020. 11:08 am
Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai

The three days 277th Urs of mystic poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai began at Bhitshah today amid no festivities over Covid-19 fear.

All official gatherings and fair of the Urs celebrations have been canceled due to precautions related to COVID under the directives of the Sindh government.

Only an award distribution ceremony would be held in H.T. Sorley Hall on Sunday.

No Mela activities are allowed this year. Activities like agro-industrial exhibition, cultural village, Malakhro, horse race, and three-day musical night have been put off.

Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai ( 1689 to 1752) was a great Sufi poet and saint. He is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were compiled in “Shah Jo Risalo”, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated into English, Urdu, and several other languages.

The urs begins every year on 14th Safar (2nd month of the Hijra calendar) and lasts for three days.

Thousands of people from across the province pay respect to the Sufi saint on the occasion of his urs.

Each year, the three-day ceremony of the urs begins with poetry marathons, literature conferences, and other activities to celebrate the Sufi saint’s poetry.

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