Udupi: Eid-ul-Adha (Bakrid) was celebrated by the Muslim community members with special namaz (prayers) being offered at various masjids in the District on Thursday September 24. Muslims congregated in large numbers near the places of worship.
Prayers began at 8.00 am as the Muslim brethren started to throng the venue. Community members offered special prayers at the Jamia Masjid, Corporation Bank Road. The Moulavi led the prayers and blessed the gathering.
Moulavi explaining the significance of the festival and said that, the festival is being celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim, who built the ‘Khaba’ at Mecca. Prophet Ibrahim spread the message of universal brotherhood.Moulavi called upon the community members to pray for peace and harmony in the society.
Similar prayers were offered at Noorani Mosque Indrali, Malpe, Brahmagiri,Gangolli, Kandlur,Kota, Brahmavar, Shirva, Kaup and other Mosques in the District.
Muslim brethren exchanged ‘Eid Mubarak’ wishes and returned home to celebrate the holy festival.