In pictures: Eid al-Adha festivities under cloud of COVID-19 pandemic

Updated: 01 August, 2020 08:29 IST | Sherlin Rajan
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    People buy new clothes and jewellery ahead of Eid al-Adha at Mohammed Ali Road in Mumbai.

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    A man plays with his goat that he purchased ahead of Eid al-Adha, in Nagpada in Thane. 

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    A man and his children take a goat home, in Dharavi ahead of Eid al-Adha.

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    A man feeds plantains to the goats he bought for Eid al-Adha celebrations.

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    Goats kept for sale outside a shop at Mohammed Ali Road ahead of Eid al-Adha in Mumbai.

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    A man riding pillion on a bike holding a goat they bought for Eid al-Adha.

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    A goat is kept for sale at a warehouse in Thane's Nagpada

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    A man takes a goat home amid huge traffic jam at Mohammed Ali Road.

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    A shopkeeper attends to women buying jewellery at a shop ahead of the Eid al-Adha, in Thane.

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    People throng a market for shopping on the eve of Eid al-Adha, near Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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    People wearing masks visit Jama Masjid on the eve of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi.

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    Children make a goat wear mask in Ajmer.

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    Women buy bangles at a market ahead of Eid al-Adha in Rajasthan's Beawar.

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    A boy stands near a goat, on sale for the sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha, at a market in New Delhi.

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    People buy vermicelli at a market near Nakhoda Masjid ahead of Eid al-Adha, in Kolkata.

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Come August 1 and Muslims all over the world would celebrate Eid-al-Adha. The festival is celebrated to remember Ibrahim's (Abraham) compliance to sacrifice his son to prove his obedience to Allah. On this day, people wear their best clothes and meet their friends and family for a grand and scrumptious meal, that is divided into three - for family, neighbours and friends, for the needy and the last part for the immediate family. Although things will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will not stop revellers from celebrating the festival with fervour. (Pictures/Atul Kamble, Ashish Raje, PTI)

First Published: 01 August, 2020 08:20 IST