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September 11, 2022

Every year on September 10, families of new-born male children flock the Ravi with hand-made boats to commemorate what is believed to be a centuries-old tradition, as a way to offer thanks to the...

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— Photo by Rahat Dar

Every year on September 10, families of new-born male children flock the Ravi with hand-made boats to commemorate what is believed to be a centuries-old tradition, as a way to offer thanks to the 12th Century sufi, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, for his blessings for them. The legend goes that the sufi once raised a sunken ship caught in a fierce storm, saving all its occupants, by placing his hand inside his cloak, while teaching his students.

— Photo by Rahat Dar




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