Coffin of Imam Ali (as) carried in Lucknow, India / Pics

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The procession of martyrdom of Imam Ali (as) is a historical events had completed almost 147 years of carrying out the taboot (coffin) of Imam Ali (as) on the 21st Ramadhan in Lucknow the capital of Uttar pradesh, India.

[Sent by Adil Haidar]

The tradition started by Seyed Hasan Mirza from his house in Moulviganj in 1870 and within a decade, it became so popular organizers had to shift to a spacious place.

Throughout the procession, fasting mourners observed complete silence. When procession reached Haiderganj, the coffin was covered with a century-old piece of black cloth brought by Late Hasan Mirza (Founder of procession) when he visited Najaf (Iraq).

A local newspaper repeated that more than two Lakhs were gathered under heavy security.


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