Galiakot is a village in Dungarpur, Rajasthan resting on the banks of Mahi River. Galiakot is located 160 km away from Udaipur. Dawoodi Bohras, a sect of the Ismaili Shia Muslims, hold Galiakot in high esteem. They congregate at the memorial of the revered saint, Sayyed Fakhruddin for pilgrimage. This pilgrimage is called Ziyarat. The mausoleum is called Mazar-e-Fakhri.
27th day of Moharram, the first month of the Muslim calendar, is the day marked for this commemoration. People visit the shrine to ask for boons and blessings and also for thanksgiving.
During the fair celebrations, the tomb is adorned with beautiful flowers and uncountable lights. A mass prayer kick starts the fair followed by recitation of the Holy Quran. You will also see a huge devotional gathering popularly known as "Majlis" in which various singers sing the religious songs to honor the saint. Dai-UI-Mutlaq, the head of the Ismaili Shia community, leads the fair. Devotees also enjoy a holy lunch in the fair. The fair is attended by many community poets who recite religious songs and poetries. Urs at Galiakot brings together people of various faiths and religious backgrounds.
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