Salman, Shahrukh and Kareena rule the market here this Bakrid. The names mentioned are not promoting a fashion brand or music album. They are the names of goats on offer for sacrifice this Bakrid.
The Muslim community in the state capital is geared up to make the best goat sacrifice on Bakrid on Friday. The expense, it seems, isn’t a constraint, as meat traders in the city have been successfully selling goats worth Rs 50,000 or more rapidly since Monday.
Raees, named after actor Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming film, was the most expensive goat sold this year. Reportedly, the above 55kg brown and white goat was sold for Rs 1.25 lakh on Tuesday.
Kareena, a white goat weighing around 45kg was sold for Rs 95,000, said Ramiz Ansari, a resident of Daily Market area where the goat market is set up every year during Bakrid.
The price of goats this year has varied from Rs 20,000 to Rs 1,30,000 depending on the budget of the celebrant, Ansari said. He said that in past years even camels were brought for sacrifice and sold for lakhs. However, this year only goats are on offer, he said.
“These goats have been fed well and especially prepared for the festival,” said Mohammad Aamir, a trader in the Daily Market area of the state capital. “Many of the goats have been brought from West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha,” Aamir said.
Brown coloured Salman, a 50kg goat, was sold for Rs 1 lakh on Thursday. The seller, Mukhtiyaar, said Salman was brought from Bihar. He said that over 100 goats worth at least Rs 30,000 each were sold in Ranchi since Monday.