asfi masjid - lucknow (india)


The Asfi Mosque in the Bara Imambara complex in Lucknow (India).­

For more info about this monument, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Bara_­Imambara.

An Imambara is a congregation hall for Shia commemoration ceremonies, especially those associated with the Remembrance of Muharram.­ Read more here: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Imambara.

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Husainabad Trust Road, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­