Eid al-Adha or the festival of sacrifice was celebrated by Muslims across Madhya Pradesh with religious fervour on Monday.
Dressed in traditional attires, thousands of Muslim community members offered prayers at mosques, including at Taj-ul-Masajid in Bhopal - one of Asias largest mosques - and greeted each other on the occasion.
In the morning, people offered 'namaz' at Idgah and later at different mosques, including, Jama Masajid and Moti Masjid in Bhopal.
"After offering prayers for peace, happiness and brotherhood at Taj-ul-Masajid, we performed other rituals.
"Thousands of people gathered earlier at Idgah, where the first namaz of the day was offered, said Shahroz, a resident of Royal Market here.
Earlier, Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Governor Lalji Tandon greeted people on the occasion.
In his message, Nath said, "This festival explains the importance of sacrifice in the path of the Almighty.
"Therefore, it has also been called the festival of sacrifice.
The governor, in his message, said, "The festival of Eid al-Adha gives us an inspiration for sacrifice and harmony. Our country has a tradition to celebrate all festivals with peace, unity and fervour.
In Indore, Muslim community members offered prayer at Idgah in the Sadar Bazaar area along with other mosques.
The festival was also celebrated in other parts of the state.
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