Muharram In Kashmir

Much before the sighting of moon, the preparations for Muharram begin in Kashmir with black banners and flags coming up at number of places. ‘Black’ being the ‘sign of lamentation’ is seen all over the streets, wrapping around the religious centres. Huge banners with different posts exhibiting the message about the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s) are flagged in the holy month of Muharram. Mirza Ufaq Zehra captures the mood on the streets

Banner displaying the words “O Martyred Hussain ” on the house to mark the martyrdom of Hussain (a.s).
Banner displaying the words “O Martyred Hussain ” on the house to mark the martyrdom of Hussain (a.s).
Huge banners hanging on the road leading towards Saidakadal.
Huge banners hanging on the road leading towards Saidakadal.
 Banners on Nigeen road.
Banners on Nigeen road.
A Youth putting up the banner of “Aashura” on Shalimar road.
A youth putting up the banner of “Aashura” on Shalimar road.
A boy climbing down the poll after putting up the banner for Muharram.
A boy climbing down the poll after putting up the banner for Muharram.
People preparing a banner.
People preparing a banner.
A boy on leader putting the poster on the wall of religious centre.
A boy on leader putting the poster on the wall of religious centre.
Youth on the tower for putting up the banner.
Youth on the tower for putting up the banner.
Boys hanging a banner on the roof of a shrine at Zadibal.
Boys hanging a banner on the roof of a shrine at Zadibal.
Youths caring the flags on the bikes.
Youths carrying the flags on the bikes.

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