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Special occasion: Procession of ‘panjas’ being taken out in Hubli on Monday as part of Muharrum.
Special occasion: Procession of ‘panjas’ being taken out in Hubli on Monday as part of Muharrum.

Staff Correspondent

HUBLI: Muharram, which commemorates the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain, was observed by Muslims in Dharwad, Haveri and Gadag districts as elsewhere in the State, on Monday. Several Hindus also joined them in the observance.

As part of the festival, a large number of Hindus painted like tigers visited households and performed the ritualistic “huli kunita”. This ritual, which is usually held for seven days, concludes on the Muharram day.

In Hubli-Dharwad, several people, including Hindus, carried “panja” and walked on burning coal in the morning to mark the occasion.

Processions were also taken out in the twin cities in the evening.

Iranians settled in Dharwad took out a procession from the mosque near Toll Naka to the mosque near Nucchambli Bavi.

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