India is a land of profound devotion and everlasting celebrations. With so many religions, regions, caste creed and languages there is one or the other festival or celebration taking place in some part of country.
Today, Dec 03 2010, is ‘Dhanteras’ which holds a lot of significance for ‘Hindus’. They celebrate it with lot of zeal and enthusiasm. This is also a very special day for the Muslim community of Udaipur, as their near and dear ones are going on the most sacred and revered pilgrimage of the Islamic faith ‘Hajj’. This pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj is required atleast once in a Muslim’s lifetime if he/she is financially and physically able.
This year around 2000 people including Bohra, Sunni and other Muslim Sects are going for Hajj from Udaipur. One of the group lfet today at 5.30 pm for Delhi, from there they will board a direct flight to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
After the afternoon Namaz, the family, friends and relatives of around 28 individual of the Bohra Youth Jamat, gathered at Bohrawadi to see off the devotees going for the holy pilgrimage.
It was an emotional farewell for all, as this is considered to be the most sacred way for their submission to God. They were parted with garlands, sweets and lot of blessing and good wishes. It was like a small possession with music band, in which all the kith and kin of the devotees wished them luck and success for the journey. They were then seated in the bus, in which the whole group of 28 people went to Dabok Airport.
The devotees will return on 6th of December. After their touching departure, we hope that they come back with most humble, gratifying and unmatchable experience of their life.