The three-day annual Urs (dying anniversary) of Shah Jahan ended on Sunday with the standard ‘chadar-poshi’ (providing). The entry to the Taj Mahal remained free for guests whilst a 1,480-meter-long ‘chadar’ was offered to the grave of the Mughal emperor.
“The 1,480-meter-long multi-coloured ‘hindustani satrangi chadar’ was offered by Tahiruddin Tahir on behalf of the Khuddam-e-Roza committee, which organises Urs on the Taj Mahal,” a committee official mentioned.
The pageant started on Friday after the gates of the monument had been opened at 2 pm and no ticket was required for entry. On different Fridays, the Taj stays closed for upkeep.
The spotlight of those three days was the opening of the passage to the basement the place the precise graves of Shah Jahan and his spouse and empress Mumtaz Mahal are stored. The graves in any other case considered inside the mausoleum of the Taj Mahal are replicas. The gates main to the graves are opened solely throughout the Urs annually.
“On the primary day, the basement was opened and ‘gusl’ (bathtub) was carried out together with different conventional actions. On the second day, sandalwood paste was utilized and a ‘qawwali’ organised,” said Tahir.
Caption ::: ‘Chadar-poshi’ on the Taj Mahal on the final day of the three-day Urs. HT