Muslims Throng The Shrine Of Saint Hamadan In Kashmir

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Maize is left for birds by Kashmiri Muslim devotees at the shrine of... News PhotoBird,Corn,India,Islam,Jammu and Kashmir,Mullah,Pilgrim,Religion,Religious Celebration,Shrine,Srinagar,Summer,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Yawar NazirSRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA -OCTOBER 23: Maize is left for birds by Kashmiri Muslim devotees at the shrine of Khaniqahi mullah during a festival on October 23, 2012 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Thousands of Muslims thronged to the shrine of Mir Syed Ali Hamadan to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the Sufi saint, Hamadan. He is believed to be responsible for the spread of Islam in Kashmir. The shrine gains a special significance on 6th of Zilhaj (last month of Muslim calendar), the death anniversary of Mir Syed Ali Hamadan. On this day, devotees visit the shrine in large numbers to pay a tribute to saint Hamadan. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)