Pics: Spoorthi Ullal/Silvester D’Souza
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Jul 21: Bakrid, which has a history of over 5,000 years and symbolises sacrifice and forgiveness, is celebrated today by the Muslim brethren. In the city, Bakrid is celebrated by offering prayers in mosques and exchanging greetings. One such prayer was held at the Idgah ground at Lighthouse Hill (Bavutagudda) where thousands participated in mass prayers.
Several devotees on Wednesday offered namaz on the feast amid stringent Covid protocols. Muslims around the world are observing Eid-al-Adha or what is known as the 'Feast of Sacrifice' from late Tuesday evening and on Wednesday and offering prayers at mosques in a staggered manner amid heavy safety protocols due to the viral disease outbreak.
Idgah ground, Mangaluru
Devotees in Udupi
Jamiya Masjid, Kundapur
The day is meant to celebrate the sacrifices made by Prophet Ibrahim who was even prepared to sacrifice his son as per the wishes of the Almighty. At the last minute, he got the message that he had passed all the tests of the divine and that he could sacrifice a goat instead of his son. The Prophet and his wife were advised to build prayer centre for the Almighty and this incident formed the base of Bakrid celebrations.
Muslims offer special prayers at mosques and Idgahs early in the morning. Animals are sacrificed to dente that the devotees are ready to sacrifice anything to satisfy the Almighty. Meat of the animals is then distributed among close ones and poor people.