Imam asked about the name of this place and he was told the name "KARBALA". Imam replied, this is the place of Karb-wo-bala, i.e. the place of torture and pain. Let us stop here, Imam ordered to dismount. "We have reached our destination". Tents were pitched near the River Bank. The date was 2nd of Muharram 61 Hijiri (3rd October 681 AD).