ยป Ashura
Ashura

Ashura

Category: Festival
Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Muslim)

The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram. The root for the word ashura has the meaning of tenth in Semitic languages, hence the name of the remembrance, literally translated, means "the tenth day". According to the orientalist A.J. Wensinck, the name is derived from the Hebrew asor, with the Aramaic determinative ending. The day is indeed the tenth day of the month, although some Islamic scholars offer up different etymologies.

In his book Ghuniyatut Talibin, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani writes that the Islamic scholars have a difference of opinion as to why this day is known as Ashura, with some scholars suggesting that this day is the tenth most important day that God has blessed Muslims with.

In some Shi'a regions of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Pakistan, the Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it. Even in predominantly Hindu majority but secular country like India, Ashura (10th day in the month of Muharram) is a public holiday.

Ashura is a religious observance marked every year by Muslims.

 

Ashura Dates

Fairs Around The World
India

Lili Parikrama  around Mount Girnar in Junagadh district starts from the temple of Bhavna...

India

The Yellamma Devi fair is held at the Yellamma temple located in Saundatti of Belgaum district...

India
Ambubachi Mela, also known as Ambubasi festival, is held annually during monsoon in the kama...
India

Situated in Chandangaon, Shri Mahavirji Fair of Rajasthan takes place in the Hindu month of Ch...

India

The Netaji Mela is held in the Karimganj district in Assam. This mela is spread over 15 days i...

India

Nagaur district is the land of fairs as they are not only cattle markets but in real terms a w...

India

Trilokpur  stands on an isolated hillock about 24 km south-west of Nahan.Trilok Pur impli...

Copyright © FestivalsZone. All Rights Reserved.