The sights, smells and other senses of Eid in Bangalore

Yesterday I went to Sivaji Nagar in Bangalore to experience the Eid festivities first hand. Muslims across the world culminate their month-long fasting and celebrate Eid shortly. The Beef Market area, a culinary mecca for meat-lovers, comes to life during the Eid period serving up delectable varities of chicken, beef and lamb dishes by roadside stalls. The clank of metal ladles in big, aluminum vessels containing biryani, the smoke rising up from the shashlik counters and vendors selling sweets fill the already constricted area. Locals come in hordes to break their fast, feast on the variety on offer and catch up with friends. Shops that sell clothes and other stuff are also aplenty.

Some pictures.

The mosque - all done up
The mosque – all done up
Biryani, anyone?
Biryani, anyone?
Haleem, ready to be served
Haleem, ready to be served
Haleem, in a pot
Haleem, in a pot
Meat being skewered
Meat being skewered

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Some chicken, anyone?
Some chicken, anyone?
Tiger bhai is ready to serve
Tiger bhai is ready to serve
Lassi, for the greasy stomach
Lassi, for the greasy stomach
Custard, lined up
Custard, lined up
Deep fried, sweet snack
Deep fried, sweet snack
Savory vermicelli
Savory vermicelli
On the rocks.
On the rocks.
Catching up.
Catching up.
Fire burning, Fire burning...
Fire burning, Fire burning…
Mosque, at a distance
Mosque, at a distance

Are you celebrating Eid in your part of the world? Leave a comment.

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