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Urs

Grief stricken by the death of his beloved sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, Amir Khusrau too died after about six months on 27 September 1325. He was buried a few yards away from the rauza of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Today the mazar of Amir Khusrau lies in the dargah compound of the Sufi saint and he is venerated as a beloved of Mehbub-e-Ilahi (beloved of the Divine) Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and as a mystic in his own right. Every year the anniversary of his death is celebrated as urs, signifying the importance and common acceptance of him as a Sufi saint. Urs, meaning wedding, denotes the ultimate union of the blessed mortal’s soul with the divine Beloved (God). For the anniversary celebration, qawwal from all across South Asia come to the dargah to pay their tribute, haziri. Qawwali is sung all night at the dargah and other venues within Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti - which is alive with festive stalls and events for three days to mark the occasion.