India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr

Fri Aug 09 2013, 10:20 hrs
Cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan were greeted by fans as they left after offering Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the Taif Mosque in Vadodara. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan were greeted by fans as they left after offering Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the Taif Mosque in Vadodara. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
A young fan hugs Irfan Pathan on the occasion of Eid. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
A young fan hugs Irfan Pathan on the occasion of Eid. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Brothers Irfan and Yusuf wish each other on Eid at Taif Mosque in Vadodara. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
Brothers Irfan and Yusuf wish each other on Eid at Taif Mosque in Vadodara. (IE Photo: Bhupendra Rana)
People gather at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort in New Delhi to offer prayers on Eid-ul-Fitr today. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People gather at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort in New Delhi to offer prayers on Eid-ul-Fitr today. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan today. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan today. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
A girl dances as she celebrates Eid. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
A girl dances as she celebrates Eid. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People greet each other after offering pryers at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People greet each other after offering pryers at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, in New Delhi. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People gather at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort in New Delhi to offer prayers. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
People gather at the Feroz Shah Kotla Fort in New Delhi to offer prayers. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan is being celebrated in full fervour today across India. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan is being celebrated in full fervour today across India. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
The Eid moon had been sighted on August 8 in various places across the country. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
The Eid moon had been sighted on August 8 in various places across the country. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Large congregations of Eid prayers were held at the Jama Masjid and Nizamuddin Dargah in the city as thanksgiving at the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadhan. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Large congregations of Eid prayers were held at the Jama Masjid and Nizamuddin Dargah in the city as thanksgiving at the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadhan. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today greeted citizens on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped the festival will inspires all to work towards building a peaceful and prosperous society. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today greeted citizens on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped the festival will inspires all to work towards building a peaceful and prosperous society. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his greetings, Manmohan Singh said "the festival of Eid is a celebration of the spirit of sharing and brotherhood. May this festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his greetings, Manmohan Singh said "the festival of Eid is a celebration of the spirit of sharing and brotherhood. May this festival bring peace, prosperity and happiness. (IE Photo: Amit Mehra)
A Muslim girl stands at the illuminated Jama Masjid on the eve of Eid al-Fitr in the old quarters of Delhi. (Reuters)
A Muslim girl stands at the illuminated Jama Masjid on the eve of Eid al-Fitr in the old quarters of Delhi. (Reuters)
A man passes on a plate of food before their Iftar meal on the eve of Eid al-Fitr near the Jama Masjid. (Reuters)
A man passes on a plate of food before their Iftar meal on the eve of Eid al-Fitr near the Jama Masjid. (Reuters)
Muslim girls stretch their hands out to receive water after breaking fast at Jama Masjid ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi. (AP)
Muslim girls stretch their hands out to receive water after breaking fast at Jama Masjid ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi. (AP)
Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE and some other parts of the World celebrated Eid on August 8. (PTI)
Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE and some other parts of the World celebrated Eid on August 8. (PTI)

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