Shab-e-Baraat or the night of forgiveness was observed by the Muslim community across the city where the devotees visited mosques and dargahs to pray for their sins.
Members of Muslim community across the city gathered at mosques to celebrate Shab-e-Baraat, the night of forgiveness last night. The divine festival falls nearly 15 days before the fasting month of Ramzaan. Shab-e-Baarat, also called Badi raat was observed by believers with special sermons and night long prayers at the mosques across the city. One such dargah were nigh long prayers was seen at the dargah of Ghansoli. Many devotees were seen coming to the Ghansoli Dargah to pray. During the festivities, also spotted to pay his gratitude was DCP Zone 1 Purohottuam Karad who followed the tradition of placing a cloth sheet in the dargah.
According to history, Shab-e-Baraat falls on the thirteenth or fourteenth day of Shaban. On this day, Muslims go to the cemetery to pray for the deceased. Special prayers and flowers are offered at the dargah. It is the night where you ask Allah for forgiveness. The reason behind the auspiciousness is the belief that Allah plans the destiny of his people for the coming year based on the sins committed in the past on this very night.
Badi Raat is the night when the devotees stay awake all night to repent their sins and obtain the lord’s grace and favour. It is written in Anees-ul-Waezeen that whoever fasts on this day of Shabaan will not be touched by the fire of hell. Special preparations like halwa were made and distributed to all the participants. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Gangasingh Rajpurohit for NMTV News.