HYDERABAD: Eid-ul-Adha, popularly known as Bakrid, was celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm across Telangana on Wednesday with Muslims offering prayers at various mosques or Eidgahs in the city.
Braving the rain and the pandemic, many gathered and offered their prayers at Mecca Masjid, Miralam Eidgah, among other places in their festive attire. Quite a few people preferred to offer Eid prayers at their homes due to Covid-19.
After the Eid prayers, people sacrificed sheep, goats, among other animals, and distributed the meat among relatives, friends and neighbours.
Home minister Mohd Mahmood Ali offered prayers at Osmanpura Masjid in Azampura. “Wishing you a safe and blessed Eid-ul-Adha with happiness and health,” he tweeted.
Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, among others, conveyed their greetings on the occasion.
KCR said, “Bakrid is a symbol of sacrifice, one should follow the message of peace as preached by the Prophet.”
“May this special occasion bring peace, joy, good health, and prosperity to everyone. Bakrid symbolises sacrifice and supreme devotion. Wishing you all a blissful Eid-Ul-Adha,” tweeted the governor.


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