Culture · Heritage · People

A devout lady offers her prayers to the Alams that are displayed during the month of mourning, Muharram at the Bade Shahi Ashoorkhana.

The commemorations of Muharram and the Karbala battle reach a peak during the 9th and 10th days of Muharram. Alams that are shaped like a hand represent the protective hand (panjeh) and also signify five important figures in Shi’a cosmology. During the showing of alams it is customary to touch them (if you have bathed that day) for good luck and respect to the Karbala martyrs.

All the images on this blog are protected by copyright. Please do not copy, blog or repost in ANY way. If you wish to use them please get in touch with me through email.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s