Published On : Fri, Oct 3rd, 2014

Eid Spirit : Billy sold at Rs 1.5 lakhs!


Eid is coinciding with the festival of victory Vijay Dashmi this year. As the Hindus are preparing for their big fat festive celebrations this year, Muslims too have prepped up for Eid. And with every Eid Ul Azha comes the talk of goat prices.

And here comes Billy – three and a half years of finely reared and fully grown lamb weighing 150 kilograms and stands approximately 3.5 feet. The Billy rearer Syed Asif-e-Rasool has set a price tag of Rs 1.50 lakh. On September 29, 2014 too he sold another Billy for Rs 1.50 lakh.

Seen in the picture is Arvez Ashsish-e-Rasool Syed, the son of Syed Asif-e-Rasool, who reared the Billy. The Billy is reared by feeding it with various grams like Channa Dal, Tuar Dal, Corn, Maize, Dry-fruits (Dates), Banyan tree leaves, Leaves from Tuar plant, green grass and other green vegetables.

The Billy rearer Syed Asif-e-Rasool is in this business for the past 20 years. His Billy farm too is named after Islamic God “Ya Rasool Allah”. He claimed that in 2012, he had sold a Billy for Rs 3 lakhs which is the highest price which a Billy has fetched in this market.

The Feast of the Sacrifice, the Eid e Qurbani  or Baqr’Eid , is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his promised son.  Ismael  (Ismail) as an act of submission to God’s (Allah) command, before God then intervened to provide Abraham with a lamb to sacrifice instead. The Eid sacrifice takes place until sunset on the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.