Muslims across India celebrate Eid al-Adha [Photos]
Eid al-Adha was celebrated across India, except in Kashmir and Bengaluru, the cities mired by protests, stone-pelting, burning of vehicles and curfew. Devotees offer Eid prayers in Taj Mahal, Agra on Tuesday.
Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Tuesday. Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," that commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son before God stayed his hand. During the holiday, Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute part of the meat to the poor. (Photo: PTI)
Eid al-Adha was celebrated across India, except in Kashmir and Bengaluru, the cities mired by protests, stone-pelting, burning of vehicles and curfew. Devotees offer Eid prayers in Taj Mahal, Agra on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
Eid commemorates this extraordinary display of faith in Allah and Muslims celebrate it by sacrificing animals on this day. Security men stand guard outside Delhi's Jama Masjid during Eid prayers on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Eid and expressed hope that the festival will strengthen the efforts of the people to enhance universal brotherhood, peace and harmony in the society. Muslims offer Eid prayers outside old-Delhi's Fatehpuri Masjid on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
However, for the rest of India, Eid was celebrated with much fanfare. People offer Eid prayers on a street outside a mosque in Kolkata. (Photo: Reuters)
People offer Eid prayers on a street outside a railway station in Mumbai. Additional arrangements were made outside the roads, on pavements and other open areas to accommodate the huge rush. Some places erected special marquees as a precaution against the rains in view of overcast skies. Maharashtra Governor CV Rao and CM Devendra Fadnavis warmly greeted the Muslims on the occasion. (Photo: Reuters)