Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Azha, market flooding with animals (in pics)

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Mumbai. Oct 16: Bakri Eid, also known as Eid-al-Azha, is being celebrated today to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to obey Allah's command by sacrificing his own son. It is thus known as the festival of sacrifice.

Muslims across India have geared up to celebrate this festival and exchange greetings.

Security has been beefed up in many areas across the country as wholesalers and retailers buy and sell the sacrificial animals in the market. The sales started several days before this day and will continue throughout the day.

It has also been reported that this year, the prices of the sacrificial animals like goats, sheeps and bulls are sky-high.

Also known as Eid-e-Qurban, it is the second major festival of Muslims. The meat of the sacrificed animals is distributed among neighbours, relatives and the poor.

In Mumbai

Goats being taken to a market for upcoming Eid-al-Adha festival in Mumbai on Monday.

In Delhi

Goats on sale at Meena Bazar near Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Tuesday ahead of Eid-Ul-Zuha festival.

In Hyderabad

Muslims purchasing goats ahead of Eid festival at Toli Chowki in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Sheep sale

Sheep sale.

In Karad

Muslims buying goats ahead of Bakrid (Eid-ul-Adha) festival at a market in Karad, Maharashtra

Muslims around the world celebrate first day of Eid al-Adha

Goats being fed before the sacrifice.

Muslims around the world celebrate first day of Eid al-Adha

Buyers gather at the sacrificial animals market in Andhra Pradesh.

Muslims around India celebrate first day of Eid al-Adha

Boy pampers a sheep at the market before Eid.

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