Chennai: Muslims across Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Friday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr marking the culmination of holy fasting month of Ramzan, by offering prayers in mosques, and visiting friends and relatives.
Hundreds of Muslims thronged the famous Dargah at Mount Road in Chennai and also visited the Muslims-dominated Nagore in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu to offer special prayers.
Soon after the namaz was over at the mosques, people hugged each other and wished "Eid Mubarak.
Different varieties of biryani marked the day while some also offered food to poor and needy outside the mosques.
Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, DMK President M Karunanidhi and several political party leaders greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The faithful in hundreds turned up to offer special namaz in Idgahs and mosques across Karnataka. Charity programmes were organised in many places where new clothes, food packets and gifts were distributed to the poor and needy.
Muslims in Kerala had celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr yesterday.