Muharram

In Pics: Muharram

Nov 04, 2014, 18:43 PM IST
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Shia Muslim women participate in a mourning procession during Muharram at Trilok puri in New Delhi.

Shia Muslim women participate in a mourning procession during Muharram at Trilok puri in New Delhi.

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Police using a Drone to keep a watch on a Muharram procession in tension hit Trilokpuri in New Delhi.

Police using a Drone to keep a watch on a Muharram procession in tension hit Trilokpuri in New Delhi.

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Muslims participate in a mourning procession during Muharram at Trilokpuri in New Delhi.

Muslims participate in a mourning procession during Muharram at Trilokpuri in New Delhi.

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Muslims participate in a Muharram procession in Guwahati.

Muslims participate in a Muharram procession in Guwahati.

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Muslims participate in a mourning procession during Muharram in Lucknow

Muslims participate in a mourning procession during Muharram in Lucknow

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The traditional Bibi Ka Alam procession passes through Charminar in Hyderabad on the 10th day of Muharram.

The traditional Bibi Ka Alam procession passes through Charminar in Hyderabad on the 10th day of Muharram.

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A young Shiite Muslim flagellates himself during a procession to mark Ashoura in New Delhi, India.

A young Shiite Muslim flagellates himself during a procession to mark Ashoura in New Delhi, India.

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A Shiite Muslim wears a scarf with a portrait of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as he beats his chest during a procession to mark Ashoura in New Delhi, India.

A Shiite Muslim wears a scarf with a portrait of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as he beats his chest during a procession to mark Ashoura in New Delhi, India.

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A Pakistani Shiite boy beats himself with chains during a mourning procession, a day ahead of Ashoura holiday, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

A Pakistani Shiite boy beats himself with chains during a mourning procession, a day ahead of Ashoura holiday, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Iraqi Shiite faithful worshippers cut themselves with swords and knives to show their grief during the holy day of Ashoura in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

Iraqi Shiite faithful worshippers cut themselves with swords and knives to show their grief during the holy day of Ashoura in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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A Pakistani Shiite girl attends a mourning procession, a day ahead of Ashoura holiday during the holy month of Muharram, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

A Pakistani Shiite girl attends a mourning procession, a day ahead of Ashoura holiday during the holy month of Muharram, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Afghan Shiite men listen to a cleric during the holy day of Ashoura in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.

Afghan Shiite men listen to a cleric during the holy day of Ashoura in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims beat their chests as they participate in a Muharram procession in Srinagar, India.

Kashmiri Shiite Muslims beat their chests as they participate in a Muharram procession in Srinagar, India.

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Bahraini mourners are seen through a religious flag that reads, `Oh, Hussein,` part of Shiite traditions for the Islamic month of Muharram, in Manama, Bahrain.

Bahraini mourners are seen through a religious flag that reads, `Oh, Hussein,` part of Shiite traditions for the Islamic month of Muharram, in Manama, Bahrain.

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An Afghan Shiite boy watches a religious ceremony ahead of the Ashoura holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

An Afghan Shiite boy watches a religious ceremony ahead of the Ashoura holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers carry symbolic coffins for victims of the Islamic State group near the holy shrine of Imam Hussein ahead of the Ashoura holiday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

Shiite Muslim worshippers carry symbolic coffins for victims of the Islamic State group near the holy shrine of Imam Hussein ahead of the Ashoura holiday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

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An Afghan woman walks past religious flags, ahead of the Ashoura holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

An Afghan woman walks past religious flags, ahead of the Ashoura holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Afghan Shiites prepare to flagellate themselves with chains and knives during the holy day of Ashoura in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan Shiites prepare to flagellate themselves with chains and knives during the holy day of Ashoura in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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An Afghan Shiite man kisses the holy mace for blessings ahead of Islam's Muharram holy month at the Karti Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan.

An Afghan Shiite man kisses the holy mace for blessings ahead of Islam's Muharram holy month at the Karti Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Pakistani Shiite Muslims pray at the shrine of famous saint Shah Chun Chirag during the Shiite mourning month of Muharram in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Pakistani Shiite Muslims pray at the shrine of famous saint Shah Chun Chirag during the Shiite mourning month of Muharram in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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