People across India get into the celebratory mood with the festivity of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan. Eid was observed in Kerala a day before as the new moon was sighted in Kozhikode district on Friday evening.
"The Eid will be celebrated on Saturday in Delhi and several other parts of the country as the moon was not sighted today," Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Thursday announced after a meeting at the historic mosque of the national capital.
The new moon was sighted in Delhi, Mumbai and several parts of the country around 7:35 pm on Friday.
"I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr," Buhari greeted the nation.
Here are the LIVE updates:
# 14:20 PM: Senior BJP leader LK Advani, his daughter Pratibha Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar attend Eid celebrations at BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain's residence in Delhi.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani, his daughter Pratibha Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar attend #Eid celebrations at BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain's residence in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/55fyRGHaQV— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2018
# 12:04 PM: Union Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar attended Eid celebrations at Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's residence.
# 11:23 AM: Hyderabad: People offer Namaz at Mecca Masjid near Charminar on the occasion of Eid.
# 09:32 AM: Eid is a festival of happiness. I wish peace and happiness returns to Kashmir: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on the occasion of Eid.
Delhi: Former vice-president Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain after offering prayers at a mosque on Parliament Street #EidulFitr pic.twitter.com/VQvr3ij2Iw— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2018
# 09:29 AM: Delhi: Former vice-president Mohammad Hamid Ansari, says, "The occasion of Eid is to celebrate happiness."
# 09:05 AM: PM Narendra Modi extends greetings to the nation on Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society. https://t.co/lSeBAUc6JW— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 16, 2018
# 09:03 AM: President Ram Nath Kovind greets citizens on the occasion of Eid.
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 #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 16, 2018
# 09:18 AM: Union Minister Muqtar Abbas Naqvi offers Namaz at Delhi's Dargah Panja Sharif on Eid-ul-Fitr, says, 'I hope this Eid brings the message of peace and brotherhood for the country.'
# 08:54 AM: Andhra Pradesh: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu offers Namaz at Gandhi Municipal stadium in Vijayawada.
# 08:31 AM: People in Gorakhpur greet each other on Eid-ul-Fitr.
# 08:02 AM: Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Congress' Kamal Nath arrive at Bhopal's Idgah as people offer Namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
# 07:50 AM: People offer Namaz in Srinagar's Radapora on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
# 07:03 AM: Delhi celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramzan. Devotees offer prayer at Jama Masjid.
# 06:58 AM: Devotees offer Namaz in front of #Mumbai's Minara Masjid, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, symbolises peace and brotherhood.
The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques to seek blessings of the divine. People, especially children dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival that spreads the message of brotherhood and communal amity.