Indian Muslims greet each other after offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Khairuddin Mosque in Amritsar. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU
Indian Muslims greet each other after offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Khairuddin Mosque in Amritsar. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU

In India except for Kerala, the festival of Eid is being celebrated today as the crescent moon was sighted on June 15 evening. People are celebrating the festival of Eid ul-Fitr with great fervour and gaiety.

Eid ul-Fitr, an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marks the end of fasting month of Ramzan. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic lunar calendar. See pictures below:

Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a school ground in Chennai on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arun SANKAR
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a school ground in Chennai on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arun SANKAR
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers outside Eidgah-Bilal, in Hyderabad on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers outside Eidgah-Bilal, in Hyderabad on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM
Young Indian Muslims walk past pigeons after Eid al-Fitr prayers at Wallajah Mosque in Chennai on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arun SANKAR
Young Indian Muslims walk past pigeons after Eid al-Fitr prayers at Wallajah Mosque in Chennai on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arun SANKAR
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Khairuddin Mosque in Amritsar on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Khairuddin Mosque in Amritsar on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA
Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

The festival is marked with feasts and the meeting of families, relatives, and friends, where they exchange greetings and gifts with each other.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Taking to his Twitter handle, President Kovind wished for joy and mutual goodwill among the people of the nation.

“Id Mubarak and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. May this happy occasion bring joy to your families and foster fraternity, understanding and mutual goodwill in our shared society,” President Kovind Tweeted.

The Prime Minister also sent his warm greetings to the people through his social media handle on the day and wished for strong bond of unity and harmony in the society. “Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society,” he tweeted.

(With ANI inputs)

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