Basant Utsav: Remembering the love between Hazrat Nizamuddin Awliya and Hazrat Amir Khusrow
Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia R.A grieved the shocking demise of his nephew and took refuge in solitude and withdrawing from the worldly affairs. This was a huge concern from his followers, who couldn’t bear a moment of separation from their beloved Peer o Murshid.
Among them, Hazrat Amir Khusrow R.A., was the most agitated since Nizam was not part of his life, but his entire life!
One day, Hazrat Amir Khusrow R.A. observed people carrying yellow marigold [Gendaphul] to celebrate the festival of welcoming spring also known as ‘Basant Utsav’. It was a occasion of signing and joy. This inspired Hazrat Amir Khusrow to wear yellow clothes and carry marigold flowers. He took his dhol to Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia R.A and began singing and dancing to cheer his beloved. Hazrat Nizamuddin Awlia was very amused to see this and started laughing and came out of his despair and solitude finally.
Hazrat Amir Khusrow got the love of his life Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya back finally!
To commemorate this auspicious event, Sufi Basant Program is celebrated and pay respect at the Holy compound of dargah Hazrat Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia R.A. It is a celebration of love and harmony and draws people from all religions including Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Below is a video of this auspicious event.