17 Million Pilgrims Visited Imam Raza’s Holy Shrine , During First 20 Days of Irani New Year


Imam Raza's Holy Shrine , Mashad , Iran

JNN 11 Apr 2013 Mashad : Assistance of Sacred Premises and Pilgrims’ Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi announced that 17 millions pilgrims visited the Imam Ridha Holy Shrine during Nowruz days.

Assistance of Sacred Premises and Pilgrims’ Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi announced that 17 millions pilgrims visited the Imam Ridha Holy Shrine during Nowruz days.

According to the reports issued by Astan Quds Razavi, Mahmud Momtaz asserted: Last year during Nowruz days, 7 millions pilgrims visited Razavi Holy Shrine which has increased by 10 million pilgrims during Nowruz this year.

Momtaz said that the pilgrims visited the Imam Ridha Holy Shrine from 16.3.2013 to 4.4.2013 and total number of 12.5 pilgrims was expected during Nowruz days.

He pointed that by the spiritual favor of Imam Reza (A.S.) and pilgrim’s cooperation, despite the high population of the pilgrims, serving pilgrims was performed favorably.

Momtaz asserted: Every year in 2nd April, there was not a large number of pilgrims in the Razavi Holy Shrine but this year the number of pilgrims in 2nd April (natural day in Iran), was notable.

Regarding the attendance of over 17 million pilgrims in the Razavi Holy Shrine in this year, the Assistance of Sacred Premises and Pilgrims’ Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi explained about the activities carried out in these days: Considering the issue of appropriate distribution of pilgrims in four sections of Nowruz holidays, the services and activities of this office were performed using all Khuddam and servants.

He continued: Required planning was performed for formation of Basir, Hidayat, Hadi, and Taher patrols while also several introduction meetings were held for the personnel involved in offering services to pilgrims in order to explain about the programs of Nowruz and respecting the pilgrims more than before.

He added: One of the other programs was applying the new method of perfuming the Razavi Holy Shrine in Nowruz and using two new scent essences in the Holy Shrine.

He noted at the end: The other program which was done in Nowruz, was flower decoration of holy places that had better quality compared with last year performed with considering the traditional and religious environment of the Holy Shrine.

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