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12 August 2019

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Cuttack/Kendrapara: Muslims across Odisha celebrated Bakrid (Eid Al-Adha or Eid Al-Zuha) on Monday with much zeal and gusto. People came together for offering their prayers in mass in various mosques and fields all across the State. Symbolising brotherhood, Muslims hugged each other and wished 'Eid Mubarak'.

In Kendrapada, thousands gathered for prayers in the old Dargah at 8:30 a.m. Many also united at the new Idgah ground for the holy prayer. In Cuttack and Balasore too, Muslims commemorated the sacrifice made by their holy leader Prophet Ibrahim.

"Prophet Ibrahim was ready to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. But, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. Thus, the day is commemorated by slaughtering domestic animals, such as goat, sheep, lamb, buffalo and so on," explained a Maulvi.

This meat is divided into three parts. While the first is eaten by the family, the second is distributed amongst relatives and the third part is given to the poor and needy.

Festivities also mark the day with Muslims wearing new clothes and preparing varied range of delicacies. Many Hindus also joined the celebrations as their Muslim friends distributed sweets and invited them for lunch. Biryani, Keema, Sheer Korma and Kheer are some popular dishes enjoyed by all on this day. 

This holy festival is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah (twelfth and last month) of the Hijri calendar followed by the Muslims. The celebrations are spread across three days from the 10th to the 12th day and begin after the completion of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage performed by Muslims in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hajj serves as one of the five pillars of Islam. This means, a Muslim has to perform Hajj at least once during their lifetime, unless they are debarred due to lack of finances or ill-health. The feast is also referred to as Id-ul-Azha or Id-ul-Zuha.

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