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More than 1.3 million Hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

MAKKAH ( AFP) – More than 1.3 million people from across the world have reached Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

According to General Director of Saudi passport office, atleast 13,10,408 Hajj pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia.

Among the pilgrims, 12,33,029 arrived in Saudia Arabia by air, 34,656 by road and 12,723 by sea.

Saudi media has stated that atleast 0.3 million Saudi citizens will offer Hajj and will reach Makkah from various cities including Damam and Riyadh.

The hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, which capable Muslims must perform at least once, marking the spiritual peak of their lives.

The Muslims will offer a number of various prescribed rituals in order to complete the Hajj.