Meer Hassan Ali, B.
Observations on the Mussulmauns of India: descriptive of their manners, customs, habits, and religious opinions ; made during a twelve years residence in their immediate Society (Band 1) — London, 1832

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74 NIG1JT OF MAYNDHIE.

LETTER IV.

Mahurrum concluded.—Night of Mayndhie.—Emaum-baa-
rah of the King of Oude.—Procession to Shaah Nudghiff.
—Last day of Mahurrum.— Chattahs.— Musical instru-
ments.—Zeal of the Native gentlemen.—Funeral obse-
quies over the Tazia at Kraabaallah.—Sentiments of de-
vout Mussulmauns.—The fast followed by acts of cha-
rity.—Remarks on the observance of Mahurrum.

The public display on the seventh Mahur-
rum is by torch-light, and called the night of
Mayndhie, intending to represent the marriage
ceremony for Cossum, who, it will be remem-
bered, in the sketch of the events of Kraa-
baallah, was married to his cousin Sakeena
Koobraah, the favourite daughter of Hosein,
on the morning of the celebrated battle.

This night presents to the public all the out-
ward and showy parade which marks the Mayn-
dhie procession of a real wedding ceremony, of
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