Ashoor Khana



A devout Shia Muslim adds a garland to a gold-plated alam, an insignia of the faith, placed inside the Bade-Shah-e-Ashoor Khana. The Ashoor Khanas of Hyderabad house the Shia alams throughout the year. However, the alams are only on display during the 10-day observance of Muharram, when the doors of the Ashoor Khanas open to the public. On the last day of Muharram the alams are paraded in a procession through the streets.

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh


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