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Eid-uz-Zuha celebrated across State

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - Eid-uz-Zuha, also called Bakr Eid � the holy festival of the Muslims marked by animal sacrifice � was celebrated across the State along with the rest of the country today.

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 Muslims congregating in the mosques and idgah maidans in the morning to offer namaz. Men, women and children dressed in their finest attire added to the festive occasion. The imams conducted the proceedings of the prayers.

The central function was held at the Machkhowa Idgah Maidan which drew people in huge numbers. Following the prayers, people, irrespective of their religious affiliation, embraced one another exchanged pleasantries and sweets.

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.

At many places in the State, cultural functions were organised in the evening, enhancing the festive spirit.

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