- Posted February 7, 2014 by
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Seek For Salvation
This year (2014) Ijtema occured in two phases. This two phases have started from 2011 as the number of attendee have been increasing every year. Traditionally, it was used to be a three day single phase gathering held since 1967. Although, it’s a three day occasion but people comes almost a week before to volunteer making temporary house and other essentials work. People organizes everything themselves without help of any outside organizations.
The surroundings of Turag river and fields are the main point of Ijtema. Devotees take all their belongings like cloths,food and cooking materials along with them as they live there for those three days and pray continuously. Last day is the most important day for Devotees as it is the day for last prayer and devotees seeks salvation through this prayer at the Ijtema.