Muharram (2022)

Muḥarram (fully known as Muharram ul Haram) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year when warfare is forbidden. It is held to be the second holiest month after Ramadan.

The tenth day of Muharram is known as Ashura. Better known as part of the Mourning of MuharramShi'a Muslims mourn the tragedy of Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī's family.

Shiites mourn the martyrdom of Ḥusayn by abstaining from joyous events. Instead, Shia Muslims hold many events to offer condolences to Imam Husayn and to honor the martyrs through prayer, reading supplications, and holding charity events. (Source: Wikipedia)

This small set of pictures was all taken during this year's Ashura in South Mumbai. This was the first year that the commemoration was held at this scale since the pandemic brought the world to a standstill.