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Eid-ul-Zuha celebrated

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - Eid-ul-Zuha, also known as Bakrid � the holy festival of the Muslims � was celebrated with devotion in the State today along with the rest of the country. Religious fervour and traditional gaiety ruled the roost as people in large numbers celebrated the occasion in a befitting manner.

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, praying for peace, prosperity and blessings.

Muslim devotees across the world begin the day by visiting a local mosque and offering their prayers to the Allah, seeking peace, prosperity and blessings. In the city, people dressed up in new clothes greeted each other by saying �Eid Mubarak�, and exchanged gifts with friends and family, and feasted together.

The occasion is also marked by charity, as people help the poor and needy.

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

At many places, cultural functions were organised in the evening, adding to the festive spirit.

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Eid-ul-Zuha celebrated

GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - Eid-ul-Zuha, also known as Bakrid � the holy festival of the Muslims � was celebrated with devotion in the State today along with the rest of the country. Religious fervour and traditional gaiety ruled the roost as people in large numbers celebrated the occasion in a befitting manner.

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, praying for peace, prosperity and blessings.

Muslim devotees across the world begin the day by visiting a local mosque and offering their prayers to the Allah, seeking peace, prosperity and blessings. In the city, people dressed up in new clothes greeted each other by saying �Eid Mubarak�, and exchanged gifts with friends and family, and feasted together.

The occasion is also marked by charity, as people help the poor and needy.

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

At many places, cultural functions were organised in the evening, adding to the festive spirit.