1. Muharram observed peacefully in West Bengal

Muharram observed peacefully in West Bengal

Thousands of Muslims took out processions today braving intermittent rains on the occasion of Muharram which passed off peacefully in West Bengal.

By: | Kolkata | Published: October 1, 2017 4:27 PM
Muharram, Muharram celebrations, Muharram festival, Muharram kolkata, Muharram india, Muharram west bengal, peaceful Muharram, india news Processions carrying tazias and black flags and beating their chests in ceremonial mourning were taken out both in the metropolis as well as in the districts. (Reuters)

Thousands of Muslims took out processions today braving intermittent rains on the occasion of Muharram which passed off peacefully in West Bengal. Processions carrying tazias and black flags and beating their chests in ceremonial mourning were taken out both in the metropolis as well as in the districts. Muslim-dominated areas of Kolkata like Park Circus, Rajabazar, Kolkata port area including adjoining Kidderpore, Iqbalpur, Mominpur and Metiabruz witnessed huge processions.

Muharram is a day of bereavement, when Muslims give to charity, observe fasts and pray in remembrance of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed who was martyred some 1330 years ago at Karbala in Iraq.

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