bara imambara - main hall - lucknow (india)

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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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India 2013
Husainabad Trust Road, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India