bara imambara - main hall - lucknow (india)

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bara imambara - main hall - lucknow (india)

The main hall of the Bara Imambara in Lucknow (India).­

In the center is the tomb of Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Lucknow, who built this Imambara.­

His grave is not aligned with the monument, possibly because it is oriented toward Mecca (but I am not sure that's the reason for the tomb's orientation.­ When i was there, I checked with my compass, and it didn't seem to point towards Mecca).­

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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January 23, 2013
Husainabad Trust Road, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India
India 2013 1558 photos

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.­