Wow! India’s Ismailis celebrate the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee visit with show of spectacular colours

Photos by PINK n PURPLE PHOTOGRAPHY & OTHERS
Introduced by ABDULMALIK MERCHANT

Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

There are no words to describe the colourful celebrations that are underway at various locations in India where Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived on February 20, 2018 as part of his Diamond Jubilee tour around the world.

We present on this page a small collection of photos from the hundreds of photos that appear on the Facebook pages of Pink n Purple Photography and Riz Jadavji, who administers ‎Diamond Jubilee & Memorable Ismaili Celebrations.

These images show why India is often considered to be the most colourful place on earth!

But a word to other Ismaili Jamats around the world: Let India keep that honour! In Canada, the photos of children humbly and painstakingly decorating  symbolic “Mehmani” plates were deeply inspiring, as was the etching of the words Diamond Jubilee Mubarak on the slopes of the Cathedral mountain near Passu in Northern Pakistan!

It is wonderful to see different ways in which Ismailis celebrate their Imam’s 60 year reign out of sheer love for him!

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Diamond Jubilee Visit of His Highness the Aga Khan to India 

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Scene from celebrations at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Floral decorations at the gate of Hyderabad Jamatkhana. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Scene from celebrations at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Illuminated domes of Hyderabad Jamatkhana. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Stage set up at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Scene from celebrations at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Scene from celebrations at Dahisar Jamatkhana. Photo: Riz Jadavji Facebook Page.

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Illuminated Hyderabad Jamatkhana. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from celebrations in Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

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Scene from Hyderabad. Photo: Pink n Purple Photography.

Date posted: February 23, 2018

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Note: This website, Barakah, is a special project by http://www.Simerg.com and is dedicated to the textual and visual celebration of His Highness the Aga Khan as he marks his Diamond Jubilee or 60 years as Imam of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.

 

5 comments

  1. One of the best colour combinations and designs I have ever seen. Heartiest congratulations to members of India Jamat for all this magnificent work that truly shows how happy the ll are to celebrate this important occasion. I looked at the post twice!

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  2. I don’t think the Indian Jamat needs to worry about losing its title. In my humble opinion, these decorations are nothing short of marvellous.

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