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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.

This is 2009 December’s 7th Muharram video. This video was taken at Triplicane High Road and in this video you see a small kid sitting on shoulder and giving awesome nare. 7th Muharram juloos is arguably the best matami juloos of Chennai.

Khudahafiz! Keep coming back for more videos.

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