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Eid al-Fitr is finally here and Muslims all over India have begun their celebrations. Although some parts of the country celebrated Eid yesterday, many other states are celebrating this festival today. Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan and fasting is celebrated after the sighting of a crescent moon. It is only after that, each country officially announces the conclusion of Ramadan. Now India has one of the highest Muslim populations and hence Eid is celebrated with great zeal. Also Read - 'Extend Lockdown Period Till April 30 to Contain COVID-19,' CAIT Writes to Centre
The night before Eid which is known as the Chaand Raat in India is about families gathering on their terrace to spot the moon. And then begins the preparations. The most important part about celebrations here are the deliciously and vastly laid out feasts. Even the non-Muslims actively join in the celebrations. Apart from the delicious food, special events and gatherings, Salman Khan’s annual outing at the box office have become something of a ritual. So while you are dressed in your best , relishing Eid delicacies, take a look at some of these places in India where Eid celebrations are one of the best: Also Read - Dream11 Team Prediction Managua vs Deportivo Ocotal Nicaragua League 2020: Captain, Vice-Captain And Football Tips For MNG vs OCO Today's Match at Estadio Nacional de Futbol 4AM IST
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1. Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
Usually, Jama Masjid is the first to offer prayers (namaz) that marks the end of Ramadan. Being 350 year old heritage site, Jama Masjit is most visited during this time of the year. The mosque is crowded with faithful and the ones who fail to find a place inside, settle on the stairs or streets. Shopping, traditional eateries serving the best food, and the streets of Chandni Chowk filled up with vibrancy; the entire city looks beautiful.
2. Haji Ali, Mumbai
Haji Ali that stands just off the coast of Mumbai, is another good place to celebrate Eid. This is one place in Mumbai where people from every faith come to pay their respects. And on Eid, it is swarmed by people. The lanes nearby are filled with street vendors selling lip-smacking food. After offering prayers, people enjoy the sight of the majestic sea with family and friends.
3. Charminar, Hyderabad
Charminar is a historic monument in Hyderabad that bustles with activities on Eid. After prayers, people dress in their finest clothes and step out in the streets to meet friends and exchange greetings along with a bowl of sheer korma which is one of the most loved dishes. Hyderabad is also one of the very few places in India that is known widely for their yummy Eid delicacies.
4. Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar
Hazrtbal which is home to a single strand of hair of Prophet Muhammad is situated on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. You wouldnt get a more peaceful surrounding to offer prayers on Eid. The entire town of Srinagar looks festive and even the most deserted streets fill up with people shopping and preparing for this big day.
5. The mosque at the Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments in India is visited by people all through the year. But on the day of Eid, it invites Muslims in large numbers who offer prayers in the morning. The entry to Taj Mahal remains free all day long for everybody. Later in the day, the Taj Ganj area glitters with people dressed in their best exchanging greetings and sweets, merry making and shopping.
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