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Panja Alam Front

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National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

Alam, the standard, is an important religious object used during the morning procession of Muharram. Such alams are made in different shapes. The ‘Panja’ or ‘protective hand’ shaped alam is considered the most sacred. Five fingers of the protective hand symbolize the last prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), Hazrat Fatima, Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Hasan and Hazrat Husain. This Punja alam is fully inscribed on both sides.

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Details

  • Title: Panja Alam Front
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Late 18th century
  • Location: Deccan
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 35.0 cm
  • Original Language: Arabic
  • Medium: Brass
  • Technique: Casting and Engraving
  • Script: Naskh
  • Accession Number: 63.1486

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