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Friday, November 15, 2013

6th Muharram of Amroha

This article contains information of the Muharram procession (juloos) of Amroha of 6th Muharram.

The procession (juloos) of 6th Muharram starts from Imambara Nuran. This Imambara was constructed by Musammat Nuran about 213 year ago (this is including the year when this article is being penned). Musammat Nuran was a resident of present day Delhi. She was spiritually ordered to migrate to Amroha, where she established Imambara / Azakhana Nuran in 1222 Hijri to celebrate Muharram in the coming years
Camels at the beginning of the Muharram Procession
Roshanchowki at command of Aaraish
Aaraish with alams
The procession (juloos) of 6th Muharram has following symbolic articles beside the common camels and other articles which are to be found with the regular Muharram processions of Amroha. Unique feature of the procession of 6th Muharram is a shed of cloth which is carried on the Taboot and Zuljana. The Taboot of 6th Muharram has many miraculous abilities which has many stories related to this.

Taboot and Zuljana covered under shed
Taboot under shed
Zuljana under shed
 Alams (flags): 2 Kamate Alam and 4 Pharera Alam
Araaish (Tableau): 8 small araaish and 3 roshanchowki
Taboot (symbol of Death Body): One taboot
Zuljana (Horse): One Zuljana

Roshanchowki with naubat and nafiri
Ornamental Aaraish
Aaraish with a different design
This procession (juloos) covers route of 16.5 kilometers which is within the city of Amroha. Behind the Zuljana the people recite Daura (Shaheed-E-Karbala; Husain). First five or six lines recite the first line and the rest of the people a part of the procession (juloos) answer by saying Husain…Husain…Husain.

1 comment:

  1. Nadeem bhai ur photos r good. aap ko muharram me join karke jo apne priya Hussain ji ko yaad karke jo mansik aur atmic sukh mila hai, usme meri prayers bhi hain.