Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ramadan in Kolkata

Ramadan started in India on Friday and today is the 5th day of Ramadan here. In Kolkata (Calcutta), the festive season is celebrated with traditional gaiety. Stalls are set up in the roads selling wares for Aftar and shops with Attar, Topi, Sewain and clothes. I will post pictures of these scenes in future, but here is a picture that appeared in the newspaper on Saturday which caught my eye. The place is the Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata (which I had written about last year, as well) and the time is just before the Friday noon prayers.

Credit: www.asianage.com


Creation said...

Awww..they look so cute!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Abrahim that picture is so adorable! I just noticed that the clocks represent the different prayer times! Fabulous!

please snap some fresh pics for us...the blog is in dire need of them!

Yash said...

The holy month of Ramadan unites ll Muslims in fasting, feasting,worship and prayer.celebrates the divine revelation of the Koran to Prophet Muhammad. It is a time for contemplation, spirituality and brotherhood. On this holy occasion reach out to your friends, family, associates, acquaintances with warm wishes and inspiring thoughts.

Wishing you a happy RAMDAN...