Eid Prayers

EID-UL-FITR: A GLIMPSE OF CELEBRATIONS ACROSS INDIA

The end to the Holy month of Ramzan is just around the corner. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is when the holy fast is broken with lots of gifts and happiness and affection and of course, Biryani alongside.

On the day of celebration, Muslims all across the world come together to offer prayers and celebrate the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and his great sacrifice.

When it comes to celebrating in India, everything is a grand affair. Let’s take a look at the larger than ever Ed-ul-fitr celebrations across the country.

1.Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra

The widespread land across Taj Mahal attracts over thousands of Muslims every year. The majestic monument stands tall in the background as the crowd gathers around the red sandstone mosque to offer prayers on the morning of Ed-ul-Fitr.

There’s no entry fee to Taj Mahal on this auspicious day. So for the ones wishing to explore the Islamic culture, there can be no better day than this.

2.Hazratbal, Srinagar

Hazratbal, Srinagar
Hazratbal, Srinagar

Hazratbal, housing at the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar witnesses around thousands of Eid Prayers on this day. The entire town of Srinagar is draped in the colors of festive celebration. The streets that hardly observe any crowd during the regular days are filled from end to end massively during Eid-ul-Fitr.

3.Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

Jama Masjid, Delhi
Jama Masjid, Delhi

This 350 years old heritage becomes the center of attraction during this time of the year. The place is so crowded, that the ones who cannot seem to find place inside the mosque, settle at the stairs and the streets outside to offer prayers.

The Chandni chowk glimmers with all its sheen and people dressed up in their best outfits. Traditional bakeries take over the city with business during this time of the day.

4.Machkhowa Eidgah, Guwahati

Guwahati
Machkhowa Eidgah, Guwahati

As much as 10,000 people come together at the Eidgah to offer their prayers of peace, harmony and universal brotherhood. Every year in Assam, tourists, devotees and onlookers turn out in large numbers to participate in the festival.

5.Chaar Minar, Hyderabad

Chaar Minar, Hyderabad
Chaar Minar, Hyderabad

The chaar Minar becomes the hub of everything fancy after the prayers during this time of the year. Eid-ul-fitr is celebrated across every corner of city including Madannapet, Secunderabad, Masab Tank etc.  Men, women and children dress in their best of clothes to gather around the market place to exchange greetings and share bowls of sheer korma.

6.Haji Ali, Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai
Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

The tomb of Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari that stands on shores the Arabian Sea, shielding the city’s pride attracts people in large numbers for the Eid-ul-fitr celebrations.

Haji Ali owns a reputation of being one of the most powerful places of worship in India. They say once you step in, you can never return without a blessing.

7.Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad

Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad
Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad

Built in 1424, Jama masjid, also known as the Jami or Jumma Mosque is the most marvelous mosque that exists in Ahmedabad.

The crowd that gathers here to offer prayers and exchange wishes during Eid-ul-fitr is mesmerizing.  It is a heart-warming sight,full of chaos, and yet with a feeling of absolute inner calm and universal peace.

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