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Muharram in Lakshadweep

Muharram is actually a festival that celebrates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussein. He was the grandson of Prophet Mohammad who utilized to live in Karbala in Iraq. The main tradition from the day is men and women earnestly chanting 'Ya Hussein' even though beating their chests. This is carried out to mourn one of the most regrettable days in Islamic religion. Several individuals also inflict pain upon themselves by employing a metal chain to repent for the sins. Nonetheless probably the most colorful and intriguing part in the festival are the numerous tazias introduced out by Shia community. The tazias, which are symbolic of the tombs of martyrs, are taken about the city in spectacular processions. The festival continues for the very first 10 days of the month of Muharram. On these days, individuals wear black clothing symbolizing their mourning.