Muharram aka Peerla Panduga is one of the vibrant festivals of Telangana which celebrated with irrespective of religions. Observed throughout the state and much celebrated in Hyderabad, Adilabad, Mancherial, Mandamarri and many more places. The festival mainly marked by the procession of Alam. The communal harmony of state exhibits through this festival, though it is a Muslim festival thousands of Hindu people visits the Alama and offer special rituals to the them by offering jaggery, dry coconut garland, clothes, etc.
Muharram is the first month of Muslim calendar. During the ten days of Muharram, Shia Muslims observe mourning commemorates the death of Imam Hussian, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, son of Ali killed on the battle of Karbala.
Four hundred years old Badeshahi Ashurkhana in Hyderabad draws crores of visitors during this festival. On the final of the festival, Alam placed over the top of an elephant and takes as a procession from Bibi Ka Alawa to Masjid-e-llahi. Apart from Hyderabad, many rural parts of Telangana marks the celebrations.
It shows brotherhood among the Hindu-Muslim. Every folk of Telangana is much familiar with this festival and have myriads of childhood memories attached with this Peerla Panduga. It is the perfect time to cherish the true essence of Telangana culture and traditions. The colourful processions, folk dances to the beats of drums and many more will enhance the festivity across the state. Due to the Corona pandemic, this year the festival is celebrating on a low-key affair.