Nation celebrating Eid-ul-Azha today
On this occasion, Muslims from all walks of life wear new clothes and attend an open-air prayer meetings.
The faithfuls are offering Eid prayers in Eidgahs and mosques.
People in most parts of the country have begun to offer special Eid-ul-Azha prayers. They sacrifice a sheep or goat and share the meat with family members, neighbors and the poor.
Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated to commemorate Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his only son Hazrat Ismaeel, to God.
In Delhi, main congregations are being held at Jama Masjid, Shahi Fetehpuri Masjid and Eidgah.
In Kerala, Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated yesterday.
President, Vice President and Prime Minister have greeted the citizens on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
In his message, President Pranab Mukherjee said, Eid-ul-Azha symbolizes sacrifice, faith and devotion. He hoped that festival will imbibe the spirit of universal love, brotherhood, sacrifice and service which constitute eternal values upheld by the country's composite culture and work unitedly for peace, progress and prosperity of the nation and the world.
Vice President Hamid Ansari said, the festival symbolizes the spirit of supreme sacrifice and promotes peace, love and compassion in the society. He hoped that the festival will strengthen unity and fraternity among people.
In his message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped that Eid-ul-Azha festival will strengthen the spirit of harmony and compassion in society.