Hyderabad: Bibi-ka-Alam procession goes off peacefully | Hyderabad News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: The historic Bibi-ka-Alam procession was taken out through Old City on the occasion of tenth day of Moharrum (Youm-e-Ashura) on Friday. The tenth day of the Islamic month of Moharrum marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was killed in Karbala in Iraq.
The procession started in the afternoon from Bibi-ka-Alawa in Dabeerpura with caparisoned elephant Madhuri, carrying the historic Bibi-ka-Alam. The alam (standard) dates back to the Qutub Shahi era and contains a piece of the wooden plank upon which Fatima Zehra, the daughter of Prophet Mohammed, was given the final ablution.
The main procession of Bibi-ka-Alam passed through Shaik Faiz Kaman, Etebar Chowk, Charminar, Purani Haveli and Pathergatti. It also passed through various ashoor khanas such as Alawa Qadm-e-Rasool, Alawa Sartooq, Aza Khana Zehra and Bait-ul-Qayam before peacefully culminating near Masjid-e-Ilahi in Chaderghat in the evening.
Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar along with other officials offered ‘dhattis’ to the alam near Charminar. “Like always, this year too, the procession was taken out in an organised manner,” said Hasanuddin Ajaz, the mutawalli of Alawa. The district administration along with Hyderabad police made elaborate logistical and security arrangements to ensure that the procession went off peacefully. Traffic was also diverted in various parts of the city.


Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *