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  Muharram, Moharram, Festival Of Muharram, Muharram Celebrations, Legend Of Muharram, Muharram Festival In Shias, ...
Muharram, Moharram, Festival Of Muharram, Muharram Celebrations, Legend Of Muharram, Muharram Festival In Shias, Muslim Festivals.
Muharram is observed by the Shia community of Muslims in commemoration of the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussain, who was killed in the Battle of Karbala in AD 680.
Muharram is observed in all the Shia communities in India.
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 Festivals of India, Kite Festival, Pongal, Id-ul-zuha, Bakr-Id, Republic Day, Beating the Retreat, Surajkund Crafts ...
Gangaur is the most colourful spring festival of Rajasthan festival celebrated in Jaipur, with processions carrying the idols of Ishar and Gangaur to the Lake Pichola where a cavalcade of floats on Pichola Lake honours Gauri, bringing to Pichola all the colours of the rainbow.
The festivities are particularly remarkable in north India, where it is celebrated as a spring festival, with yellow-clad revellers vying with the bloom of the mustard flower.
Primarily it is a women's festival, the presiding diety of the festival is the Goddess Parvati.
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  Festival of Muharram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Festival of Muharram (Arabic: احتفال محرم or مناسبة محرم) is an important period of mourning in the Shi'ite branch of Islam.
This festival is observed in the first month of the Hijra year, Muharram.
A banner being carried in a procession during the Festival of Muharram in Bahrain.
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 Muharram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Festival of Muharram takes place during this month in which Shia Muslims especially commemorate the Battle of Karbala.
On 2 Muharram, Shi'ite Muslims begin the observance of the Commemoration of Muharram which marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala.
On 10 Muharram, the Day of Ashurah is commemorated by Shi'ite Muslims as the anniversary of the martrydom of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
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 Promotional Site - Festival
Durga Puja,the major religious/social festival of Bengal, is usually observed in the month of Ashwina.The mother goddes comes from Kailash to her father’s house on the day of sasthi and stays there for three days i.e Saptami,ashtami and nabami and goes back to her husband’s house on Dashami.
The significance of the festival is the commemoration of the ordeals of Prophet Ibrahim.
It is not a festival in the celebratory sense as it mourns the Karbala tragedy when Imam Husain, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the 61st year of the Hijra.
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 Manas: Culture, Festivals of India, Ganpati
Moreover, the transformation of the festival was seen as an attempt by the Brahmins to regain their traditional leadership roles, and the British thought they also detected in this enterprise a glorification of the martial traditions associated with Shivaji and the Marathas.
The festival is observed for ten days, and immersions of the deity are carried out over the last twenty-four hours of the festival, and the honor of the last immersions, when immense crowds are gathered, falls to the most well-known or affluent communities.
Notwithstanding its politicization, the Ganapati festival is an extraordinary testimony to the public place of religion in Indian life, the liveliness of Indian communities, the splendors of street life, the strength of popular artistic and artisan traditions, and the glorious malleability of one beloved Indian deity.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/Culture/Festivals/Ganpati.html   (736 words)

 About Kerala > All about kerala, Arts, Kerala Tourism,Travels, Ayurveda, Boat races, Backwaters, Cultural Heritage, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Celebrated in Medom (April-May) the festival parades the fulgent faces of Kerala culture.  With every passing year Thrissur Pooram, the temple festival, attracts large masses of devotees and spectators.Of the groups displaying their artistic prowess in the Pooram, the prominent are Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi.
The navarathri festival is called Desara in Karnataka and kali puja in Bengal is celebrated by the Hindus of Kerala.The festival is dedicated to Devi, the divine mother and is celebrated in the month of kanni (September- October).
An important festivity associated with temple festivals in the Kollam and Alleppey districts is the Kettukazcha or Kutirakettu.
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 Festivals in India, Fair Festival in India, Travel Packages India – Swiftravel International
This festival coincides with the Haj pilgrimage in Mecca.
The Festival of Muharram (Arabic: احتفال محرم or مناسبة محرم;) is an important period of mourning in the Shi'ite branch of Islam.
Eid-ul-Fitr, popularly known as the "Festival of the Breaking of the Fast", occurs as soon as the new moon is sighted at the end of the month of fasting, namely Ramadan.
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 Keral Tourism
The most popular legend is that Mahabali, the legendary king who ruled over Kerala in an age of plenty and was pushed down to the infernal regions by Lord Vishnu in the form of Vamana, returns to see his people once a year.
The annual Sivarathri festival held on the banks of Periyar at Alwaye is one of the most colourful local festivals of Kerala.
Muharram is another festival celebrated by Muslims on the 10 th day of Muharram the forbidden month, which marks the beginning of the Hijra year.
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 Afghanistan National and Relgious Holidays and festivals
The extent of the festivities, on this occasion, is restricted because of the fact that the same marks the death anniversary of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) as well.
Muharram festival commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).
On the 10th day of Muharram, large processions are formed and the devoted followers parade the streets holding banners and carrying models of the mausoleum of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his people, who fell at Karbala.
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 Muharram - TheBestLinks.com - Gregorian calendar, Islamic calendar, Sunni, TheBestLinks.com:Find or fix a stub, ...
Muharram, Gregorian calendar, Islamic calendar, Sunni, TheBestLinks.com:Find or...
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar.
The first day of Muharram is often celebrated in Sunni Muslim countries as the Islamic new year, while it starts a ten-day mourning period, called the Festival of Muharram, for Shia muslims.
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 Muharram or Ashura
Muharram is not a festival in the celebratory sense as it mourns the Karbala tragedy when Imam Husain was martyred in A.H. It is observed in different ways in various parts of India, but everywhere the theme of mourning is the same.
The tenth day of Muharram or Ashura is of supreme importance for Shiite Muslims as they mourn the martyrdom of Imam Husain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
This procedure continues on the first nine days of Muharram and on the tenth day which is Ashura, mourning comes to an end and the Ta’zias are buried in the especially designated graveyards.
www.indiawijzer.nl /tourism_travelling_to_india/fairs_and_festivals/march/muharram.htm   (772 words)

 INDIAN MIRROR - Muslim Festivals in India
Prophet Mohammad was born in 571 A.D on April12th, in Mecca in Arabia.
Muharram is observed in the first month of the Hijri year.
Muharram is in fact a sort of ceremony for showing gratitude to the departed souls who fought so bravely for preserving their faith.
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 Festivals in Kerala,Fairs Festivals in Kerala,Kerala Fairs Festivals,Kerala India Festivals and Fairs
Festivity is in the air, thorughout the year, in Kerala.
A reflection of the varied terrain of the land and the exuberant people, these festivals are connected with a temple, church, mosque or a national phenomenon.
The national food festival flavour, held in Trivandrum is a rare opportunity to taste the traditional, authentic cuisines of Kerala and India.
www.hotelsofkerala.com /festivals.html   (677 words)

It is a festival of dance held at Pattadakal (Karnataka), the ancient capital of the Chalukyan kings.
Is a dance festival held at the Hosyala temples of Belur and Halebid in Karnataka.
It is primarily a harvest festival and is celebrated with fireworks,boat races and dances.
www.aaui.org /fair.htm   (1466 words)

 The Multifaith Calendar: Religious Holidays for March and April, 2001
The Gregorian dates for the Islamic festivals and observances are calculated for the west coast of North America and these festivals and observances may fall on adjacent dates elsewhere in the world.
Other festivals celebrate the importance of the scriptures; the founding of the Khalsa; a battle in which forty Sikhs gave their lives for their Guru; the release of the sixth Guru, and the beginning of the New Year.
Other significant festivals are the Ghambars, which celebrate both an aspect of the creation of the world and an agricultural harvest or a communal distribution of food.
www.urbanmozaik.com /2001.march_htmls/mar01_cal_religious.html   (4765 words)

 Islamic Holidays
Muharram is one of four sacred months that Allah has described in the Qur'an.
The Festival of Sacrifice concludes the act of pilgrimage.
The festival is celebrated in many parts of the wold, but some conservative sects consider the celebration to be idolatrous.
www.holidayorigins.com /html/islamic_holidays.html   (1289 words)

 Bawarchi: Indian Festivals
These colourful and happy festivals bind the people of the nation across various states and religions in a unique way and provide a spectacle that cannot be be experienced anywhere else in the world.
Bawarchi.com introduces a special section devoted to the various festivals of India, which is a humble effort to unravel the mythological tales behind many of the popular festivals, unrestricted by any one religion, caste or belief.
The festival of Dassera, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm for ten continuous days.
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 Welcome to Sixam Holidays - Tour Packages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Kerala is a land of colourful festivals, which have a long history and tradition behind them.
The annual Sivarathri festival held on the banks of River Periyar at Alwaye, is one of the most spectacular local festivals of Kerala, which attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the state.
Muharram is another festival celebrated by Muslims on the 10th day of Muharram the forbidden month, which marks the beginning of the Hijra year.
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Celebration in Shi'i Islam during the first 10 days in the Muharram month, the first in the Muslim Calendar.
On the 10th Muharram, the Ashura, the festival reaches its maximum.
Shi'is believe that the 10th Muharram is the actual death date of Husayn.
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 Indian Festivals,Festivals in India,Fairs and Festivals of India,Indian Festival Tours,Festivals of India,Hindu ...
The Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals dedicated to various deities, saints, prophets and also seasons, with every day of the year being observed as a festival, in some part of the country.
Each festival is unique in style and is characterised by colour, gaiety, enthusiasm, feasts and heterogeneity of prayers and rituals.
Many of these festivals are common to most parts of India, though called by different names and celebrated differently, in the various parts of the country.
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 World Religion Day
Holi: One of the important festivals of North India, Holi - the festival of colours, is celebrated with gaiety and exuberance.
In the south, the festival of Pongal coincides with Makar Sankranti and marks the reaping of the harvest and the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon.
It was a festivity to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost and cold.
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Preparations for the festival of Muharram in April reflect the easy-going attitude to religion that is prevalent in Azerbaijan.
Muharram is the first month of the Muslim calendar and marks a period of mourning for Imam Hussein, the murdered grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.
In other Muslim countries, it is a solemn festival when weddings and other celebrations are banned and people are forbidden to dress in bright clothing.
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 :: Well Come To India ! The Country Of All Seoson :: >> Festivals of india
Holi is the spring festival and is celebrated with enthusiasm, men, women and children revel in throwing colored powder and water on their friends.
In February it is one of the most exuberant Hindu festivals in the north of India.It marks the end of winter and basically involves throwing coloured water and red powder over as many people as you can in one day.
Navaratri, the Festival of Nine Nights, is celebrated in honour of the goddesses Durga, Laksmi, and Saraswati.
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 Islamic Holidays
The Islamic year begins on the first day of Muharram, and is counted from the year of the Hegira (anno Hegirae)—the year in which Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina (A.D. July 16, 622).
Literally the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations (Eid al-Adha is the other).
The festival is celebrated by sacrificing a lamb or other animal and distributing the meat to relatives, friends, and the poor.
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 Festivals of India - MUHARRAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In some places a pit is dug in which a fire is lighted every evening of the festival, and young and old people fence across it with sticks or swords.
“From the seventh to the tenth of Muharram processions are held to commemorate the martyrdom of Hasan’s son, Qasim, who was slain shortly after his wedding, as well as the martyrdom of Husain.
Along with the procession goes a white horse (duldul or dhu’l-janah) which represents the horse on which Husain rode, or it refers to the bridal horse of Qasim, who was married to Husain’s favourite daughter Fatimat-us-sughra (as distinguished from Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad), just before the battle of Karbala.
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 Echo Online :: Features :: Muharram starts New Year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Held to be the most sacred of the months, Muharram translates to 'forbidden,' underlining the sinfulness of fighting during this period.
Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar, will begin once the first crescent of the new moon is sighted.
The Festival of Muharram lasts 10 days and the 10th day, which is known as Ashura, is a day of voluntary fasting.
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