عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the most significant Shiite rites in Deccan is MuÈarram
ceremony. Knowing that the majority of Deccan are the Hindus; in
order to create coexistence among Muslims and the Hindus; for
spreading of Shiite and probably their own reign, the Muslim Sultans
of Deccan encouraged Hindus to participate in MuÈarram ceremonies.
Their participation gradually influenced MuÈarram ceremony and
took it under the effect of local customs and traditions. This article
aims to survey the reasons and motives of Hindus participation in
holding MuÈarram ceremonies and its consequences and also
recognition and formation of Shiite in some Deccan regions since 9/14
AD, up to the period of the British domination over this area.