Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photos: Eid-al-Adha / Eid-uz-Zuha / Bakrid Festival Celebrations in India

Eid-al-Adha or Eid-uz-Zuha/Id-ul-Zuha (Arabic) popularly known as Bakrid/Bakri-Id is one of the biggest festival of India which is celebrated with great pomp & religious fervor by Muslims in all parts of India as well as by all the Muslims around the globe.

Bakrid is a festival that depends on the appearance of the moon. It falls on the 10th day of the Muslim month Zul-Hijja. This year Bakra- Eid festival was celebrated on 27th October, 2012. Bakrid festival is a gazetted holiday in India. 

Friends, sharing with you few Bakrid celebrations photos in Delhi & Kolkata. Go ahead & have a look at these exclusive photos...

On the morning of Bakrid, thousands of Muslims dressed-up in traditional attrire white kurta pajama with skull caps gathered at mosques/Masjid, Eidgah and other open spaces across the city to offer special namaz & prayers to Allah.

Bakrid celebrations at Jama Masjid & Feroze Shah Kotla mosque in Delhi

Muslims offer Eid-ul-Azha or Bakrid prayer at the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

People offer Bakrid prayers at the Feroze Shah Kotla mosque in Delhi.

After the Bakrid Prayer people hugged & greeted each other. Melas are organized outside the maszid/mosque & special Bakrid food is available in the shops.

Muslims feast on the food after the prayers of Eid-Ul-Azha at the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

Bakrid Celebrations in Kolkata

Muslims offer Eid-ul-Azha or Bakrid prayers at the Red Road in Kolkata.

Bakri-Id is a festival of sacrifice. It is celebrated in honor of Prophet Ibrahim’s belief in God as he agreed to sacrifice his own beloved son at God's order. 

Therefore, the sacrifice of goat or Bakr in Urdu is a tradition on Bakrid festival. After cutting the goat, the meat is divided into three equal parts, the first part is given to poor & needy people, the second part is distributed among relatives & and the third part in the family. In this way, Bakrid festival is a perfect example of brotherhood & giving.

On the occasion of Bakrid, the prices of goats go North & there is a huge demand for goats in the market.

Post Eid-ul-Azha Namaaz or prayers, kids wish each other Eid Mubarak.

Folks, with Navratri & Bakri-Id festivals, festive season begins in India. In November month, we have following festivals lined up - Karva chauth celebrations, Ahoi Ashtami, Diwali & Bhai Dooj festival. Truly, India is a land of Festivals.

For more information on fairs & festivals of India you can visit our Buzzintown (dot ) com site. 

Happy Bakrid!

(Images courtesy: IANS.in)

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