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Tripura observes Eid-ul-Adha
TIWN Aug 1, 2020
Tripura observes Eid-ul-Adha
PHOTO : Eid-ul-Adha prayers were offered at Gedu Mia mosque in Agartala. TIWN Pic Aug 1, 2020

AGARTALA, Aug 1 (TIWN): Bakra Eid also known as Eid-ul-Adha is an important festival celebrated by Muslims across the world, was also observed in Northeast state Tripura.

However, due to COVID-19 crisis and Lockdown, people held the rituals from home this year and only counted persons were seen in the mosques.

Out of the two Eids, Eid al-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, which are celebrated by Muslims, Bakra Eid is said to be holier. It is celebrated on at the end of Hajj, a yearly pilgrimage to Mecca which Muslims are required to embark on once in their live.

Bakra Eid is also known as Sacrifice Feast as this day marks Prophet Ibrahim's devotion and faith in Allah. God had once asked Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice the dearest thing to him to prove his love and faith, and so Prophet Ibrahim decided to sacrifice his only son.

When Prophet Ibrahim was about to kill his son, God sent his angel Jibra'il (Gabriel) to replace the son with a goat. And so, since that day Bakra Eid is celebrated to remember Prophet Ibrahim's faith in God. The festival is celebrated by sacrificing a male goat; it is divided into three portions-- the first part is given to relatives, friends and neighbours; the second to the poor and needy; the third is for the family. Delicious dishes like mutton biryani and mutton korma, and desserts like kheer and sheer khurma are prepared on this day.

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