Eid celebrated in Kerala

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:59

Thiruvananthapuram: Thousands of Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr Sunday by offering prayers and listening to clerics` sermons at Eidgahs.

Eid celebrations were more visible in Muslim-dominated districts of Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargode.

Muslims account for more than 24 percent of Kerala`s 32-million population.

In Thiruvananthapuram, the festival was celebrated at Chandrasekheran Nair Stadium next to the Palayam Juma Musjid where hundreds of people listened to the talk of Jamaludhin, the mosque`s imam.

In Kochi, Malayalam superstar Mammootty offered prayers at an Eidgah with his son Dulqar Salman.

In Kozhikode, Muslims from different factions organised a common Eidgah for all like last year.

The state government has declared Monday a holiday for Eid.


First Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:59

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