BANGALORE: Bakrid, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated across the city with pomp and gaiety. The members of the Muslim community wished each other on the occasion at various mosques in the city where the prayers were held.
The city’s biggest congregation of Muslims took place at the Hazrath Khazi Abdul Khuddus Saheb Eidgah at 9.30 am, where around 2 lakh people participated. Prayers were also held atMadina Masjid at the New Bamboo Bazaar, Jamia Masjids at Basavanagudi, City Market and JC Nagar, Jamiat Mehdavia at Matadahali and Masjid-e-Mamoor at Koramangala.
The common message disseminated was that of cleanliness. BBMP commissioner M Lakshminarayana and Khateeb-O-Imaan of the Jumma Masjid Bangalore Maqsood Imran Rashadi had issued circulars to mosques last week to celebrate the festival in a clean environment.