Muslims celebrate Eid across northeast with fun and fervor

ANI | Updated: Sep 02, 2017 18:13 IST

Jorhat/Manipur [India], September 2 (ANI): Muslim across the North-east along with the rest of the country celebrated 'Eid-ul-Zuha' with fun and fervor after performing namaaz in different parts of the state.

In Jorhat, despite a heavy shower in the morning, thousands of devotees thronged at Rajmou Pukhri Iqdah and offered prayers for peace and harmony in the country.

Vicky Ahmed, a devotee, after offering his prayer sent a message to all the people of the country regardless of caste, religion and creed for maintaining peaceful co-existence, unity and harmony in society.

In Manipur, Meitei Pangals, a Muslim community, celebrated the auspicious festival with religious fervour and gaiety.

Hundreds and thousands of Muslim men thronged mosques nearest to their localities this morning in traditional attire and white caps and offered prayers on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha.

Special prayers were held at mosques throughout the region. A large number of people attended the celebrations with great spirit.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish the people of the country on the occasion.

He wrote, "Best wishes on Id-ul-Zuha. May the spirit of harmony, brotherhood and togetherness be furthered in our society,"

Eid al-Adha, also called the "Sacrifice Feast," is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year and is considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God's command. (ANI)