New Delhi, Oct 6 - The nation is observing and celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Azha with traditional gaiety and devotion across the country 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.