The month of Muharram happens to be the first month of Mulsim’s lunar Hijrah calendar. Muhrram is the one of the four sacred Islamic months of the Islamic calendar – other three include Dhul-Qadh, Dhul-Hajj and Rajab. On the 9th and 10th of Muharram, mourning happens in the memory of the death anniversary of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A), who was the grandson of Hazart Muhammad (P.B.U.H). Hazrat Imam Hussain had scarified his life along with his family and friends in the battle of Karbalah during the fight against the Caliph of that time.
On these two days (9th and 10th Muharram), the whole days mourning processions and rallies come out getting laced with the mourners who cry and beat their chests in commemoration of the tragic incident of Karbalah.
On these days, traditional dishes such as Haleen and Pulao are cooked up and then distributed among the people. Sabeels of milk, water and sharbat are arranged to let the people drink the same.