The auspicious month of Ramadan comes to an end and marks the important festival of Muslims – Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid will be celebrated today, July 29, 2014 across India.
Rajasthan being a colorful state celebrates Eid with great fervor and enthusiasm. The famous shrine of Khwaja Garib Nawaj in Ajmer is the epicenter of Eid celebrations and festivities. On the occasion of Eid, Muslims gather together in Mosques to pray together; which is then followed by a short congregational prayer.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first date of Shawwal that is the tenth month of the Hijra calendar. During the day of Eid, Muslims exchange gifts and greetings with each other as a mark of brotherhood and solidarity.
Devotees flocked to Idgahs in and around the city but it is the shrine of the Sufi saint where a large crowd will be seen from early morning to enter the Jannati Darwaja, which is every year opened specially on the occasion of Eid.
In Ajmer-Rajasthan, Eid is not just confined to Muslim community but different communities come to dargah for offering prayers and they exchange greetings among each other with ‘Eid Mubarak’.