This is my second segment of Chehlum Arbaee once the juloos from the streets reaches Rehmatabad Shia cemetery , this is a very small cemetery and gets unduly overcrowded with women children and men.
The events start with marsiyas and noha recital a short majlis by Maulana Irshad Abbas from Lucknow and after he takes a swipe t his head with the kama , the hardcore khooni matam begins , this area is nothing short of a war zone , and shooting this is highly risky, dangerous , but if you can shoot this as close as I have shot it you can shoot in a hail of bullets , and keep missing them , this is my honest and sincere appraisal having done kama matam here ast year and havin…
Just outside the Rehmatabad Shia cemetery the Syeds of Nava Sadat Shias of Uttar Pradesh settled in Mumbai scourge their backs with intense ferocity , it lasts for 20 minutes but is a mind blowing moment this has to be seen to be believed.
Another 60 pictures and I take you within the walls of Rehmatabad Shia cemetery to show you a moment of sheer pain and sorrow that encapsulates Chhelum Arbaeen 40 day Martyrdom of Imam Hussain grandson of the Holy Messenger of Islam.
The events within begin with marsiya recital a majlis ad before the majlis ends hardcore matam, zanjir kama and sword, a sight you will never see , the area in the cemetery is totally jam packed once you enter you can only leave at the end , shooting this is shooting a veritable war zone, one wrong move you lose your limbs or your eyes.
I had the toughest time shoting this with my raw wound on the head and barefeet and my soaring blood sugar level diabetic condition.
This is a very graphic set so use your discretion while viewing the images as they unfold , I have thus housed them in a separate set and this will …
cutting the head with a dagger or cutting the back with a sword bleeding uncontrollably deep gored ghame hussain holding karbala a spiritual umbilical cord flagellating blades wounds holistically healing get cured hussain the dashboard on the walls of humanity hussainiyat the sign board a message of peace hope harmony the only award shah ast hussain badshah ast hussain doors leading to the good lord ashura karbala monitor mouse ya hussain ya hussain the keyboard