Makkah: The covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on Sunday September 11, 2016 at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia.
The annual ceremony was held on Dhul Hijjah 9, every year after Fajr prayer on the day of Arafat.
14-meter-long Ghilaf-e-Kaaba is prepared with an estimated 120kg of gold and 25kg of silver threads inscribed with Quranic verses.
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The old Kiswa is torn into pieces and gifted to foreign dignitaries after the changing ceremony.
A special factory was construction to be exclusively devoted to the manufacture of the Kiswa in Ajyad district in Makkah.