Bhubaneswar: With the end of the month of Ramzan, Muslims in Odisha celebrates Eid- ul-Fitr “festival of breaking of the fast” here on Thursday. Since morning people thronged to the Mosques and Eidgahs to offer their Eid prayers. Bhubanewar, Cuttack, Jajpur and Bhadrak have a sizable Muslim population who celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr.
Festivity and fervour was evident as people wore new clothes and savoured mouth watering delicacies on the occasion. Muslims observe Roza or fasting as they consider it as the holy month. They believe that they are commanded by Prophet Mohammad, as mentioned in the Quran, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramzan and practice social service and compassion during the month before offering the Eid Prayers.