Eid-ul-Adha: Shoppers throng Srinagar markets to buy bakeries, sacrificial animals

Srinagar: Ahead of Eid Ul Adha, Srinagar wore festive look amid rush of shoppers hitting the streets and Eidgahs to purchase sacrificial animals.

Shops were decorated with colorful lights and stalls are overflowing with festive goods and bakeries.

From traditional clothing to sweets and other delicacies, there is a palpable excitement in the air as people complete their holiday preparations.

In both civil lines and as well as historic downtown Srinagar, roads were clogged with vehicles moving at a snail’s pace due to the massive influx of shoppers. The main commercial areas including Lal Chowk, Nowhatta and Residency Road saw heavy traffic jam.

Speaking to KNO, a local resident Sajad Ahmad expressed his excitement, saying Eid Ul Adha is a special occasion for Muslims. “It’s wonderful to see the city so vibrant and alive. Despite the traffic, the joy of preparing for the festival makes it all worthwhile,” he said.

Similarly, another shopper Tariq Ahmed, shared his thoughts while buying a sacrificial goat. “This festival is about sacrifice and sharing with those in need. Every year, we look forward to this time when we can come together as a community and celebrate,” he added.

As already reported by KNO, in anticipation of increased traffic volumes ahead of Eid-Ul-Adha, the Srinagar Traffic Police have proposed the deployment of additional personnel at major market points across the City.

Eid Ul Adha commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah before He provided a ram to sacrifice instead—(KNO)

 

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