[In New Delhi, among other places Eid al-Adha prayers were offered at the historic Fatehpuri Jama Masjid - located near the Red Fort.]
Mumbai/ Gopeshwar: In a show of communal amity, a Gurudwara in Joshimath on Saturday offered its space to Muslims to offer Namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
"It was raining heavily and to spare our Muslim brethren the inconvenience of offering namaz in the open we offered to them the precincts of our Gurudwara in Joshimath for the purpose," Hemkund Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee chief Sardar Seva Singh said.
Between 9 am to 10 am, around one thousand Muslim brethren offered Special Eid al-Adha prayers at the gurudwara, located on way to Badrinath and the famous Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib, to mark the festival.
The Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee also plied them with snacks, he said. The local administration also lent a helping hand in making the arrangements, according to PTI.
The HGPC chief said they have offered their space for offering namaz to the Muslim brethren under similar circumstances in the past as well.
Meanwhile, millions of Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha with traditional fervor all across India. Eid al-Adha Special Prayers in most part of the country were offered at Eidgah grounds, including in Mumbai and Malegaon.
At places where it was raining, Eid al Adha Special Prayers were offered in local mosques. In New Delhi, among other places Eid al-Adha prayers were offered at the historic Fatehpuri Jama Masjid - located near the Red Fort.
The Eid al-Adha prayers were followed by sacrificing animals.
Eid al Adha is celebrated every year to commemorate the sacrifices of the Prophet Ibrahim, his noble wife Hager and their son Prophet Ismael (peace be upon them all).