Eid ul Adha 2017 prayers captured in pictures
Eid-ul-Adha or Bakri Eid is being celebrated across the country on Saturday. Muslims visited mosques and other areas marked out for the congregation to offer special Eid Namaz. After the customary hugs and greetings of 'Eid Mubarak', they set off for the ceremonial sacrifice of goats. The meat and other edibles are thereafter shared with friends, neighbours and kin.
Eid-ul-Adha is a "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command. Before he sacrificed his son God intervened by sending his angel Jibra'il (Gabriel), who then put a sheep in his son's place.
In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: the family retains one-third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends, and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
Get the glimpse of Eid-ul-Adha in following pictures.
Prayers at royal mosque
Muslims pray on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at royal mosque near Taj Mahal in Agra on Saturday.
Prayers at Jama Masjid
Muslims leave after Eid al-Adha prayers at Delhi's Jama Masjid on Saturday.
Children in Jama Masjid
Muslim children pose after Eid al-Adha prayers at Delhi's Jama Masjid on Saturday. PTI Photo
Bandra station mosque
Muslims pray to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha at Bandra station mosque in Mumbai on Saturday.
'Namaz' at Idgah Masjid
Muslim devotees leave after offering prayer 'Namaz' at Idgah Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha celebrations at Delhi-Jaipur Highway on Saturday.