In Photos: Ashura observed with religious fervor

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Srinagar: Ashura processions were taken out in different parts of the Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of the tenth Muharram, marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and his companions for their supreme sacrifice in Karbala.

Thousands of mourners took out Ashura procession which passed from several localities including Bota Kadal and Hawal before culminating into the ‘Majlis-e-Shaam-e-Gareeban’ at the historic Imambara at Zadibal Alamgari Bazar here on Thursday evening. It was the largest Zuljanah procession in the Valley with thousands of mourners participating in it, as per reports reaching GNS.

The second major procession was taken out at Imambara of Mirgund which after passing through various lanes and by-lanes, ended at the historic Imambara of Budgam in central Kashmir.

A large procession was also taken from Babapora Magam which culminated at Ahmadpora in the Budgam. 

Reports of Zuljinnah and Alam processions were also received from all districts of the Valley including Dab Wakora (Ganderbal), Pandraithan and Hassanabad in Srinagar, Pattan, Qazipora in Baramulla district, Gongwa, Wakharwan, Chhatergul, Sallar and Devsar in South Kashmir.

The mourners were seen striking their chest and head with their hands as they continued to recite Nowha and Marsiya to pay accolades to the martyrs of Karbala.

Apart from makeshift tents, ambulances with doctors, paramedics and medicines were kept ready at the place.
Reports of Ashura processions were also received from Jammu including Pir Mitha Imam Bada. The processions passed through Lakhadata Bazar, Kanak Mandi, Rajinder Bazar, and Shaheedi Chowk. (Text by GNS)