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Photo-Essay: Muharram Tazia Procession

By Ajharul Pathan

Ashura is the day of mourning in the Muslim world. According to the Hijri year, the tenth Muharram is called Ashura. On this occasion, Imam Hossain, the grandson of Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him), was martyred in Karbala in the present day Iraq. Shi’a followers of Imam Hussein, who respected his death, respected him. Taziya procession is meant to commemorate the tragic events of Karbala. The main objective of the Taziya procession is to recreate the history of Karbala and mourn. Many participants in the procession came with different markings. Most people wore black clothes. The portrait of the tomb of Imam Hossain (RA) was carried in the procession. The photographs are taken in Purba Midnapur and Paschim Midnapur, West Bengal, India.










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Ajharul Pathan
is a photographer based in Midnapore, West Bengal, India. He can be reached at


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