Udupi: Thousands of Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr across the district with gaiety and religious fervour here, on July 18.
After offering prayers in various mosques of the district, Muslims exchanged greetings with each other.
A large number of devotees thronged Masjids to offer Eid prayers, which marked the end of the fasting month of Ramzan. The Masjid on Jamiaya, Indrali, Noorani Mosque Brahmagiri, Jumma Masjid near the City Bus Stand were overcrowded with devotees.
As the Ramzan fasting came to an end on Friday evening, the Eid-Ul-Fitr, that is the sighting of the Moon, was celebrated on Saturday.
Thousands of Muslim brethren were dressed in their immaculate new dresses and thronged the many mosques in the city to offer Eid-Ul-Fitr prayer to the Almighty.
The Eid-Ul-Fitr is celebrated as a day of thanks giving to Almighty Allah by offering prayers in open spaces in congregation.
Eid prayers were also held at Kaup, Malpe, Brahmavar, Hejamadi, Kundapur, and Gangolli . Devotees also prayed for communal harmony and welfare of the country on the occasion.
The Udupi Town Police had beefed up security in and around various Masjids to avoid any untoward incidents.