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GUWAHATI, June 16 - Eid-ul-Fitre, the holy festival of the Muslims that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramzan, was celebrated across the State along with the rest of the country today.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

Religious fervour and traditional gaiety ruled the roost as people in large numbers celebrated the occasion in a befitting manner, spreading the Eid message of peace and brotherhood.

The city, too, had its fair share of the celebrations, with thousands of pious Muslims congregating in the mosques and Idgah maidans in the morning to offer their namaz.

The central prayer function was held at the Machkhowa Idgah maidan. Following the prayers, people irrespective of their religious affiliation embraced one another, exchanging pleasantries and sweets. Guests were also hosted at Muslim households to celebrate the festivities.

Various other Idgah maidans and mosques such as Athgaon Kabarstan, Islampur, Ambari, Chandmari, Lakhtokia, Kumarpara, Garigaon, Sijubari, Santipur, Panjabari, Latasil, etc., also witnessed spontaneous participation of the devout.

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated

GUWAHATI, June 16 - Eid-ul-Fitre, the holy festival of the Muslims that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramzan, was celebrated across the State along with the rest of the country today.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

Religious fervour and traditional gaiety ruled the roost as people in large numbers celebrated the occasion in a befitting manner, spreading the Eid message of peace and brotherhood.

The city, too, had its fair share of the celebrations, with thousands of pious Muslims congregating in the mosques and Idgah maidans in the morning to offer their namaz.

The central prayer function was held at the Machkhowa Idgah maidan. Following the prayers, people irrespective of their religious affiliation embraced one another, exchanging pleasantries and sweets. Guests were also hosted at Muslim households to celebrate the festivities.

Various other Idgah maidans and mosques such as Athgaon Kabarstan, Islampur, Ambari, Chandmari, Lakhtokia, Kumarpara, Garigaon, Sijubari, Santipur, Panjabari, Latasil, etc., also witnessed spontaneous participation of the devout.

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