Hyderabad: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in Hyderabad and other towns across Telangana on Thursday. Muslims offered Eid prayers at eidgahs and mosques and greeted each other.
The festival marked the culmination of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe a stringent dawn-to-dusk fast in which even water is not permitted.
Major congregations were witnessed at the historic Mir Alam Eidgah and other eidgahs at Masab Tank, Military Grounds, Mehdipatnam, Golconda, Secunderabad, Santosh Nagar and Malakpet, among others.
Police have made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of Eid prayers, including imposition of traffic restrictions.
Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ESL Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Opposition Leader in Legislative Assembly K Jana Reddy and several other leaders conveyed their greetings on the occasion.