Hyderabad: Thanks to the cosmopolitan nature of Hyderabad, people of diverse faiths and beliefs also participate in the Muharram processions, apart from Muslims.
According to Aliuddin Arif, mutawalli of Bibi-ka-Alawa, people from the Yadava community participate in the procession at Yaqutpura. DC has quoted him as saying “They carry wooden sticks with chains strapped to them and chant ‘Ya Hussain’ while making offerings.”
Mr. Arif further revealed that, a man named Narender Goud bears a silk umbrella, which was presented during the Nizam’s era while, Rajendra Das’ camel bears the Mahi Maratib, a metal fish which is a mark of royalty.
Besides gathering along the procession route to catch a glimpse of ‘Bibi ka Alam’, thousands of Hindus make offerings at Bibi-ka-Alawa during the first ten days of Muharram.
Some Hindus also distribute free drinking water and soft drinks in the stretch from Gulzar Houz to Panjesha.