Ashura Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st October. On the day of Ashura, the 12th October, the death of Husayn (Hussein), grandson of Muhammad is commemorated. The Karbala, Jor Bagh, South Delhi, was at the centre of the commemorations.
36 hours at the Karbala, Jor Bagh, in pictures and video.
The day before Muharram, the symbolic graves of Hussein and his followers have been dug. They will be watered on the morning of Ashura
Men with bladders full of water empty them into the graves at the request of devotees ibn the morning. Hussein, his family and followers died from thirst in the desert. By this act, the faithful show that they would have provided water had they known of his plight.
The carts arrive in the afternoon, evening and well into the night, ready to be placed in the graves
A broken up cart in the graves
After the carts are placed in the graves, devoteese throw sand into the graves. This short video clip shows what happens
A devotee pays his respect at the tomb
The photos and video in this post were taken on the 11th and 12th October 2016, Jor Bagh, Karbala