Significance of Eid for Muslims
It is the month of Ramadan and Eid is around the corner. The Eid that is nearing is called Eid-ul-Fitr and is one of the most important festivals of the Islamic group, is celebrated with great joy. In the pious month of Ramadan, Muslim devotees practice a month long fasting, refraining themselves from eating , drinking or even thinking and doing any acts, which might have ill intentions or feelings for others. The month reflects religious beliefs and principles of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, and culminates into a three day long thanksgiving festival of Eid. Eid is celebrated on the first day of Shaw’waal that is the 10th month of Islamic calendar and on the sight of a new moon, with great enthusiasm across the world.
Celebrating the Fun & Fervour of Eid in Kashmir
But if you want to experience the real fun and fervor of Eid, then Kashmir is the right place. Wearing a festive look the town comes alive with activities of festive rejoice. The streets and marketplaces are filled with people shopping for the day, eating by the roadside stall and decorating houses. It’s that time of the year when one can witness the most vibrant street parties of finger licking food options. The unique dishes will delight your taste buds. Some of the most famous and delectable ones being Halwa-Parantha combination, Babri Treish or Kanne Sharbet, Phirin, Biryani and Sevaiyaan. The special dish of Sevaiyaan, also known as “Meethi Eid”, is another must have. A large variety of sweets are available in the market and the festival is marked by eating, sharing and gifting sweets.
People thank Allah and rejoice the beautiful gift of life. The whole atmosphere around Eid is filled with sense of generosity and gratitude. Another noble obligatory norm followed is for charity, and is called the Sadka Fitr, which is a practice to serve and gift the underprivileged and celebrate with all.
Rituals and Customs of Eid – ul – Fitr
Celebration, extravagance, feasts and embraces are all a part of the festive ceremony, and the day is marked by worshiping, offering prayers and celebrating togetherness. The Namaz of Eid-ul-Fitr is performed in the Eidgaah by the followers, which is offered six times instead of the regular routine of five times a day. Thousands of people join offer Eid prayers at Hazratbal, housing the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, on the banks of Dal Lake. The Alabaster Shrine shines in the bright sun frame by the snow covered hills and the serene Dal Lake. Special prayers are offered in mosques and the Muslims attend the Salatul-Eid, the Eid prayer in the morning. And after that the greetings are passed with a hug wishing “Eid Mubarak”. People visit each other’s home to celebrate, exchange gifts and give Eidi.
The traditional dance of Rouf, which is now almost extinct, is also performed in the celebration of Ramadan and Eid, by young girls in Srinagar.
Wishes of Eid – ul – Fitr from RK Sarovar Portico
The doors of Allaha’s Pardon are believed to be kept open on this day and he is said to shower forgiveness and blessings on all.
The entire team of RK Sarovar Portico wishes you Eid Mubarak, may Allah shower all his blessings on you and your family and help you prosper in everything you intend to do.