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New Delhi: Pigeons fly past as Muslims offer prayers at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi, Monday, Aug 12, 2019. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI8_12_2019_000016B) *** Local Caption ***

Eid-ul-Azhais being celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in various parts of the country

Newdelhi:12/8/19:Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifice is being celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in various parts of the country today. The faithfuls thronged Eidgahs and mosques this morning to offer Eid prayers. Later they exchanged Eid greetings.

In Delhi, main congregations were held at Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri mosque and Shahi Eidgah. Speaking on the occasion, the Imams, who led the prayers appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony and celebrate the festival in the spirit of brotherhood keeping in mind the sentiments of fellow countrymen.

Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son in the obedience of God’s command. Reports of Eid congregations have also come in from other parts of the country.

In Telangana, Id-ul-Adha, festival of Sacrifice as known as Bakrid, is being celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across the state. Muslims offered Eid prayers at eidgahs and masjids and greeted each other. Lakhs of devout offered special prayers, at the historic Eidgahs and Masjids in Hyderabad and other towns across the state. Amidst elaborate arrangements by police and civic bodies for smooth conduct of Eid prayers, major congregations were witnessed at Eidgahs like the one at Mir Alam in Hyderabad.

In Jammu and Kashmir Eid-al-Adha prayers at various mosques in the Kashmir Valley concluded without any violence today morning. According to police sources large gatherings, however, were not allowed in any part of the Valley. The authorities had  yesterday made it amply clear that  people will be allowed to visit neighbourhood mosques to  offer Eid prayers. In a tweet Jammu and Kashmir Police said that Eid prayers concluded peacefully in various parts of the valley adding  no untoward incident was reported so far . According to sources, authorities distributed sweets at various mosques. In Jammu Division people  offered Eid prayers in various mosques and Eidgahs peacefully.

Eid prayers were offered at all over Kargil in which thousands of people participated and later offered Eid Greetings to each other and prayed for the peace, tranquility and harmony in the country.

People were seen busy in purchasing live stock to celebrate Eid-uz-Zuha in Kargil, who are visiting live stock seller’s stalls at various places in the Market. The Hustle and bustle in the Kargil Bazaar Returned and people were seen happy and doing shoppings.
Reports of Eid celebration also reached from Drass, Shakar Chiktan, Shargole, TSG, Sankoo, Tai Suru and Zanskar. District Administration has made arrangements for smooth celebration Eid in Kargil.

In Uttar Pradesh, Eid Al Azha, the festival of sacrifice and feasting is being celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervor all over the state today. To mark the day, people offered special Namaz of Iduzzuha in the morning at all the main mosques including Eidgah Aishbagh, Teeley wali Masjid and Asifi Masjid in capital city Lucknow.

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