Mumbai Police is
considered to be one of the best police forces all over the world. They are
known for their valor, strength, and knack to nip crime at its bud. Well, one
of the lesser known facts about the Mumbai Police is its generous to
a fault, hospitable nature and their religious spiritual side!!
Mahim Durgah is one
of the most religious places in Mumbai. Not commonly known by many, the Urs
festival is one of most auspicious festivals and according to the rituals of
the Urs Festival and the relations of the Mumbai Police with the Dargah, we
hear that the First Chaddar of the season is always offered by the Mumbai
The highlight of
the festival is a procession of around eight thousand people which begins at
the Mahim Police Station, stationed in the Mahim area, which is rumored to
be the last known residence of Makhdoom Ali Mahimi.
Two police officers
from each of the 84 city police stations represent the police whose
association with the saint dates back to the saint's era. A representative of
the Mumbai police is the first to offer the "chaddar" (shawl) at the
tomb on the first day of the festival.
What we hear is
that Rohit Shetty
's Singham Returns
portrays this auspicious ritual in the film
in few of the scenes as part of the storyline! The movie shows Ajay Devgn
his police team offering the first Chaddar of the season, and prayers, as the
police force is deeply entrenched in a heart wrenching moment of crisis.
Trust Rohit Shetty
to highlight the most poignant and lesser known facts of our bravehearts!