The Dawoodi Bohra community (Youth) commemorated the martyrdom of Imam Hussain today on the day of Ashura (10th Muharram) by fasting and took part in the condolence procession carried out in Boharwadi.
To express both honor and sorrow for Imam Hussain, Grandson of Prophet Muhammad and son of Hazrat Ali, the devotees were dressed in black clothes and narrating the story of Karbala in a poetic way, known as Marasiya.
The procession passed through small lanes of Boharwadi and ended in a Mosque.
According to the DawoodiBohra, structure of Misri Calendar, today was the 10th Day of Muharram which is known as Ashura. The day when Imam Hussain was martyred in Karbala, some 1400 years back.
Rest of the Muslim communities will mark the day of Ashura on 15th Nov.