Goats have been sold out for Rs.2.5 to 4.5 lakh at Jama Masjid in old Delhi on the very occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, which is also popularly known as Bakri-Eid.
After the brief prayers in the morning at mosques, the Muslims all around the world will get down to sacrificing goats and sheep.
Muslims fete Eid-ul-Azha in honour of Prophet Abrahim, who was even willing to sacrifice his son Ismail to please Allah.
According to Muslim belief, Allah replaced Ismail with a sheep just as Abrahim was about to slit the throat of his son. Hence the tradition of sacrificing an animal.
So, sheep, goats and other animals are on high demand on the very occasion of Bakri-Eid on Nov 17 as a shopkeeper in Delhi Kaleem Ali stated, "Goats from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, belonging to breeds like Mewati, Barbari, Desi and Totapuri are available in the market."
Stating about the prices of the animals, Ali informed, "The prices start from Rs 5,000. But most healthy goats sell for Rs 10,000."