Hindustan Times (Lucknow)



Lucknow also boasts of several Hindu ‘imambargha­s’ (mausoleums). One such is the ‘Kishnu Khalifa ka Imambara’ in the old city area. The Imambargha, establishe­d in 1880, is famous for its Hindu ‘azadars’ (devotees) who observe Moharram with all religiosit­y of the Muslims. In Lucknow, prominent Hindu noblemen like Raja Tikait Rai and Raja Bilas Rai built Imambaras, Tikait Rai also built a tank (talab) near Haiderganj so that people don’t suffer thirst like Imam Husain who was deprived of food and water at Karbala in 680 AD.

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