Nagpur: City celebrates the Islamic festival of Bakra Eid or Eid al-Adha today on Friday. Muslim community from various parts of Nagpur visited different mosques early in the morning in order to offer prayers.
‘Bakri’ (Goat) Eid or Eid-ul-Zuha is one of the most celebrated festivals among Muslims all over the world. The festival is a day to commemorate the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. In India the Muslims mainly sacrifice the goat, which is why the occasion is famously known as Bakhr or Bakri-Eid in Urdu.
A large crowd was seen at the Jama Masjid in mominpura nagpur offering prayers at the mosque and greeting each other.