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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kerbala, Karbala, Kerbela(noun)

    a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680


  1. Karbala(ProperNoun)

    a city in central Iraq where Husayn was killed; a site of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims

  2. Origin: sorrow + disaster


  1. Karbala

    Karbala is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad. Karbala is the capital of Karbala Governorate, and has an estimated population of 572,300 people. The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala, is amongst the holiest cities for Shia Muslims after Mecca and Medina. It is home to the Imam Hussein Shrine. Karbala is famous as the site of the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, and commemorations are held by millions of Shias annually to remember it. Karbala is considered sacred by Shias.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of karbala in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of karbala in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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