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Eid al-Adha is being celebrated in India

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Nation celebrates Eid al-Adha
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Nation celebrates Eid al-Adha

Preparations are in full swing for Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid. Thousands of Muslims from all across the country gathered at their neighbourhood mosques to offer morning prayers on the occasion.The holy festival of sacrifice, which falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah as per the Islamic lunar calendar is being celebrated today.

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Devotees offer namaz at Masjid
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Devotees offer namaz at Masjid

In Maharashtra, devotees gathered in high numbers to offer namaz at Hamidiya Masjid. People in Delhi also flocked to Jama Masjid to offer morning prayers on Eid al-Adha.

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Eid in J&K after revocation of Article 370
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Eid in J&K after revocation of Article 370

Amid massive security arrangements, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday marked its first Eid after the revocation of its special status, even as the state administration held a meeting with local clerics to oversee prayer arrangements and ensure peaceful celebrations.

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Sacrifice animal to prove devotion
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Sacrifice animal to prove devotion

Bakra Eid or Bakrid is marked by sacrificing an animal that is close to them to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, devotes distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the needy.People buy goats or sheep a day prior for sacrifice, on the day commemorating Ibrahim (Abraham) who was to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

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Greetings from Prez, PM

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday extended their greetings to the citizens of the country on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

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