GUWAHATI, Oct 6 � Id-uz-Zuha, the holy festival of the Muslims, was celebrated with great fervour across the State today, including in Guwahati, with people praying for peace, prosperity and amity.
Lakhs thronged various Idgah maidans this morning for special Id prayers.
All major Idgahs in the city, including Machkhowa Idgah, Hatigaon Idgah, Islampur Idgah and Garigaon Idgah, witnessed a huge presence of devotees.
Id-uz-Zuha, also called Id-al-Adha or Eid-ul-Adha, represents the spirit of love and sacrifice. On the occasion, members of the Muslim community also distributed gifts among economically less privileged sections. A festive atmosphere prevailed at various localities of Guwahati.
Reports of celebration also came from other parts of the State.
The administration had made special traffic arrangements to ensure convenience of Id congregations.
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) president and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal extended greetings to the people of Assam on the occasion of Id-uz-Zuha. In a statement, Ajmal hoped that the festival would usher in a spirit of unity and peace among the people of the State.