Bhubaneswar: Thousands of Muslims thronged various mosques in the State to offer prayers and greeted Eid Mubarak by hugging each other. One of the main celebrations was organized here.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid and hailed the diversity of the nation.
“Eid-ul-Fitr greetings! May this auspicious day further the spirit of peace and brotherhood in our society (sic),” Mr Modi tweeted.
Similarly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Eid.
“Eid mubarak to all citizens. I pray for strengthening of bonds & furthering peace and prosperity of our people on this auspicious occasion,” tweeted Patnaik.
Ramadan is a month-long fast, which marks the month Muslims believe their holy book, the Quran, was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. During this time, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, requiring prayer five times a day and generally encouraging a more reflective behaviour.