PHOTOS | Eid al-Adha 2020: From Srinagar to Amritsar, Bakrid celebrations around India

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, devotees from across the country, celebrated Eid al-Adha by offering prayers at mosques and at their homes on Saturday. At Delhi's Fatehpuri Masjid, the devotees were seen offering prayers while following all COVID-19 norms.Normally, people on the occasion greet each other with hugs but this time people are wishing each other -- Eid Mubarak -- keeping in mind the importance of social distancing to combat the virus.Devotees in Amritsar and Srinagar were also seen offering prayers at the Khairuddin Mosque amid light rainfall on the occasion of Bakra Eid. The devotees were seen wearing masks and were seen maintaining social distancing as well.Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, also known as "Sacrifice Feast" is marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the needy.

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Children embrace on the ocassion of Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Amritsar on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Children embrace on the ocassion of Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Amritsar on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha on Saturday. (HT Photo)

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Muslim devotees during offer prayers at Jama Masjid in Amritsar on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha on Saturday. (Ht photo)

Muslim devotees during offer prayers at Jama Masjid in Amritsar on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha on Saturday. (Ht photo)

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Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India on Saturday, August 01, 2020. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)

Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India on Saturday, August 01, 2020. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)

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Police personals outside the Jama Masjid in sector 20 Chandigarh on the occasion of Eid Ul Adha .Chandigarh Administration ban mass gathering due to Covid 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Police personals outside the Jama Masjid in sector 20 Chandigarh on the occasion of Eid Ul Adha .Chandigarh Administration ban mass gathering due to Covid 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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Moulavi of Jama Masjid in sector 20 Chandigarh offer Eid Ul Adha Namaz with close relatives as Chandigarh Administration ban mass gathering due to Covid 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Moulavi of Jama Masjid in sector 20 Chandigarh offer Eid Ul Adha Namaz with close relatives as Chandigarh Administration ban mass gathering due to Covid 19 in Chandigarh on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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On the occasion of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim devotees offer prayers at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)

On the occasion of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim devotees offer prayers at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times)

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Muslim children click photos with their goats at Jama Masjid in Amritsar on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha on Saturday. (HT Photos)

Muslim children click photos with their goats at Jama Masjid in Amritsar on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha on Saturday. (HT Photos)

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Muslim devotees congregate to offer prayers on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Ludhiana on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Muslim devotees congregate to offer prayers on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Ludhiana on Saturday, August 01, 2020. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

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Kashmiri Muslim women offer Eid al-Adha prayers  outside a shrine in Jinab Sahab Soura, in Srinagar, India on 01 August 2020. (Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Kashmiri Muslim women offer Eid al-Adha prayers  outside a shrine in Jinab Sahab Soura, in Srinagar, India on 01 August 2020. (Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

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Muslim devotees offer Eid al-Adha prayers  outside a shrine in Jinab Sahab Soura, in Srinagar, India on 01 August 2020 on the occassion of Eid ul Adha. (Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Muslim devotees offer Eid al-Adha prayers  outside a shrine in Jinab Sahab Soura, in Srinagar, India on 01 August 2020 on the occassion of Eid ul Adha. (Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

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