It’s better to light a lamp than to curse the darkness
Chiragha is a procedure of illuminating the dargah/holy shrine at dusk with elaborate arrangements and a well-defined procedure. It is performed daily on all dargahs just before the Maghrib prayer. Spreading light at such spiritual places is a noble thing to do and the same is done by following the rituals below:
First, an agardani having scented sticks with small pieces of aloe-wood is brought and placed by a khadim in the middle of the outer railings of the Shrine.
At the same time, four large candle-holders (Shamadaans) are also kept in a corner, nearly facing the Agardani.
Soon, four khadims, one by one occupy the vacant place near these Shamadaans, facing the Shrine indicating that they have reserved the right to lift these Shamadaans on their heads for the coming ceremony.
Finally, the first khadim holding the single lit candle in his hand, lights all other candles of the shamadans, that are raised above the heads by the waiting Khadims after which the aqeedatmands are allowed to light their candle and the whole Shrine is illuminated.
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