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Participants of the heritage walk in the compound of Darkhana Jamatkhana, the first Jamatkhana established in Mumbai.

There are many Jamatkhanas in India, a handful of which have celebrated over a century of existence. In this article we will explore three of India’s oldest Jamatkhanas, including their histories, architecture, and the role they play in the community today.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat

In a moment that was uniquely historic for the entire Jamat, Mawlana Hazar Imam granted a Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Nairobi, Kenya on the very same grounds where the Imam had been installed during his Takht Nashini in 1957 when he acceded to the Imamat. This was also the same site where Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrated both his Silver and Golden Jubilees.

Mawlana Hazar Imam shares a light moment with the Jamat at the Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Mumbai.

On the final day of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee visit to India, the Jamat of Western India gathered on the grounds of Mumbai University's Kalina campus as Mawlana Hazar Imam graced them with a Diamond Jubilee Darbar.

Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Honourable Governor of Maharashtra in conversation with Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Raj Bhavan.  

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Honourable Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra at the Raj Bhavan on 01 March.

President of the Ismaili Council for Western India Aslam Lilani and his wife welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam with a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival in Mumbai.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Mumbai today on the final stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to India. He was received at the airport by Prof. Ram Shinde, Cabinet Minister, Government for Maharashtra for Water Conservation and Protocol; Shri. Raj Gopal Deora, Principal Secretary of Protocol; and Shri. JaiJeet Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Maharashtra; along with leaders of the Jamat.

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