Mangalore, Oct 5, 2014 : Bakrid, which is also known as Eid-ul-Adha or Eidul-Zuha, is being celebrated by Muslim brethren across the city on October 5, Sunday with great religious fervour. The day is marked by special prayers, greetings and gifts.
Bakrid is also known as the festival of sacrifice for the Islam faithful. Special prayers were offered in various Idgahs and mosques across the city and people congregated in large numbers near the places of worship.
The prayers will be followed by feasts with family members, friends and relatives. The festival is being celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim.