Wednesday 16 July 2014

Wajid Ali Shah

Once it so happened that coincidentally Holi and Muhaaram fell on the same day.

Holi is an occasion for joy, while Muharram is an occasion for sorrow. The Hindus in Lucknow, which was the capital of Avadh, the kingdom of the Nawabs of Avadh, decided not to celebrate Holi that year out of respect for the sentiments of their Muslim brethren.

The Nawab, Wajid Ali Shah, took the tazia from the Bada Imambara in Lucknow to Kerbala and buried it there. Then he enquired why Holi was not being played. He was told the reason.
Then the Nawab declared that since Hindus had respected the sentiments of their Muslim brethren, it was the duty of the Muslims, too, to respect the sentiments of their Hindu brethren.
Having said this he proclaimed that Holi will be celebrated the same day throughout Avadh, and he himself was the first to start playing Holi, although it was Muharram.

This is the kind of approach all Indians should have.


  1. haan pahal hindu ko hee karnee padegi....

  2. I wish maximum people could read, understand and follow the message you are trying to convey.

  3. Why Shri Katju was afraid of telling this truth for the last ten years? Due to fear?

    1. If you are in service or associated any public organization, these views could be mis-interpreted as causing whatever. Appreciate work of some man who is trying to share things hitherto unheard of.

    2. Wonderful ! Why the political leaders of today could not imitate the attitude of Nawab? Does their vote bank cards obscure the need for the injection of harmony amongst out citizens?