Bangalore, Oct 24 (UNI) Id-ul-Fitr, the festival that rekindles the spirit of brotherhood and harmony, which also marks the end of the month-long fasting was celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety in Karnataka today.
Attaired in new clothes, mostly in crystal white from tip to toe, large number of Muslims thronged Idgah maidans in various parts of the state to offer prayers and exchanged greetings and sweets.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy attended a huge prayer meeting at Jayanagar Idgah maidan in the city and greeted the Muslims on the occasion. He assured the community that the JDS-BJP coalition government in Karnataka would take all necessary steps for the welfare and development of the deprived section of the community. He also assured that the government would sanction 15 acres of land for locating 'khabarsthan' (burial ground) at Jigani on the outskirts of the city.
The significance of Id-ul-Fitr or Ramzan is that people observe the ninth month of the Muslim calender by fasting and through increased concentration for purification of soul to increase closeness with God. It is a period of worship and contemplation.
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