Thiruvananthapuram: Muslims across Kerala Wednesday celebrated EidulAzha, also called Bakr Eid, with reverence and exuberance.
People arrived at Mosques and specially erected prayer centres across the state to offer special Eid prayers.
Right from the morning, Muslim men and women dressed in their best attires arrived at mosques and also at specially erected Eidgahs.
Except in Kochi, where sudden rain forced people to go indoors, people offered prayers in open Eidgahs in other towns and cities.
Muslims around the world make animal sacrifice on EidulAzha to commemorate the sacrifice offered by Prophet Ibrahim (Abrahim).
Eid coincides with the Haj pilgrimage in Mecca and the sacrificial meat is distributed after the Eid prayers among the family, friends and the needy and the poor.
Since Tuesday evening, long queues of buyers gathered outsideshops in the state.