Ceremonies and Festivals

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Among the ceremonies the most important were those associated with ‘aqiqah, bismillah, circumcision, marriage and funeral. These were Muslim and Central Asian in form. Among the religious ceremonies pilgrimage to the shrines of saints particularly on the occasion of anniversaries called urs was common as it is even today. The two eids have always been great occasions for widespread rejoicing. Shab-i-barat was and is still observed by night vigil and display of fire-works. Besides these religious and social festivals the common people enjoyed witnessing royal cavalcades, coronations, and receptions with momentous rejoicing and marry making.

This article was last updated on Monday, Jan 03, 2005