The Shias Of Bandra Bazar Road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Easily recognizable in black clothes during Moharam , the mourning time commemorating the Martyrdom Of Imam Hussain Grandson of the Holy Messenger , the Shias have a large presence here at Bandra Bazar and adjacent areas of Bandra including Bandra East.
Regular Majlis at Shia houses and the Shia Khoja Mosque at Bazar Road , regular afternoon majlis at the Ladies Mehfil are a feature that brings other Shias here .
There are many Shia processions during Moharam, The Guru Nanank Park juloos , Ali Reza Shirazis juloos to name a few , The Shia youngsters do a lot of social work, donate blood and are in the main front during important Shia events.
The Shia community of Bandra prides in living in mutual coexistence with the rest of the people of diverse culture and religion , even their processions and events brings people from other communities to share the pain of Imam Hussain known as Ghame Hussain.
You can enter Bandra Bazar Road from main Bandra SV Road via Haji Nura Lane the eponymous Lucky Hotel Lane , or through JJ Colony lane and from Bandra Reclamation near Rang Sharda , there are other short cut lanes too, one from the Bandra Reclamation Telephone Exchange .
De Monte Street connects Bandra Bazar Road from one end , and Satghare Ram Mandir connects Bandra Bazar Road from the other end running parallel.
There are a lot of Grottos old crosses and old East Indian Houses.
The Jain Mandir and the Hanuman Mandir are famous too, Bohri mosque a few Sunni mosque , Shia Mehfil and the Shia Khoja Masjid , St Joseph Chapel and several churches on the periphery.
At the other end of Bandra Bazar Road branches out …
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