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In pics: Muslims offer prayers to mark Eid-ul-Zuha

In Delhi, the faithful thronged the 17th century Jama Masjid and other mosques and offered special prayers.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2016 15:14 IST
HT Correspondent
Eid ul Zuha

Muslim devotees offer prayers at Jama Masjid in Delhi on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

Muslim devotees celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice, across India with fervour on Tuesday.

In Delhi, the faithful thronged the 17th century Jama Masjid and other mosques and offered special prayers.

After prayers, muslims distribute part of the meat to the poor outside Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Several other mosques like Fatepuri Masjid and Idgah Masjid in the national capital were also crowded as people offered prayers.

People offer Eid al-Adha prayers on a street outside a railway station in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

Eid-ul-Zuha is also known as Eid-e-Qurban or Bakr-Eid because of the spirit of sacrifice it entails. On this day, Muslims offer goats and sheep as sacrifice.

Eid ul Adha namaz being offered at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

Agra: Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in Taj Mahal, Agra on Tuesday. (PTI)

Eid ul Adha celebrations in Old Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday morning. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)