Sabeel next to Chota Naksha

Sabeel next to Chota Naksha. Sabeel is a very old tradition. Sabeel is a place where water and sometimes juices and sharbat is served in the name of Imam Hussain (a.s.). In Karbala, Yazeed and his cruel army ensured that Imam Hussain and his family and companions do not get even a drop of water from 7th Muharram onwards and water was not given till the battle of Karbala ended on 10th Muharram. I will write more about Karbala in some other blog post. The Sabeel’s are run between 1st and 9th of Muharram.

7th Muharram juloos in the streets of Royapettah

Above is the photo of 7th Muharram juloos in the streets of Royapettah, Chennai. 7th Muharram is observed for two main reasons. First is this is the day when Yazeed and his cruel people stopped water to Imam Hussain (a.s.) and his family and companions. And secondly, this day is also observed as martyrdom of Hazrat Qasim (a.s.). Though he was also martyred on 10 Muharram, 7th Muharram is observed as his day of martyrdom.

Another photo of 7th Muharram juloos in Royapettah

Another photo of 7th Muharram juloos in Royapettah.

One more view of 7th Muharram Matam in Royapettah

One more view of 7th Muharram Matam in Royapettah.

Very old Alam of Chota Naksha, Royapettah, Chennai

In the above photo you can see the very old Alam of Chota Naksha, Royapettah, Chennai. These Alams are placed on the night before 1st Muharram and taken off on 9th Muharram night in a majlis which is traditionally considered as best majlis of Muharram.

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  • MashaAllah I loved it I will be visiting your site more often we are far away from home and viewing all that we are missing and like to see more Aashurkhanas of Chennei, 221 peters Rd, Bada Ghar, Chota Ghar and Hyderi Aashurkhana all the savaris Bada Naksha Triplicane etc… pls continue your good work
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    • InshaAllah. Also if you have photos, videos or anything else that you would like to put on this blog, please email me at shiachennai@ymail.com

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