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eid al-fitr | kolkata

Published August 9th, 2013

eid al-fitr ("festival of breaking of the fast") is an important religious holiday celebrated by muslims worldwide that marks the end of ramadan, the islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). eid in kolkata is a big festival and here are some of the glimpses of happyness celebrated by the religious muslims near a local mosque.

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incoming

people from various localities arrive at the namaz ground in the early morning.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 85mm / f/4 / 1/320 sec
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seated

eid namaz was arranged on a regular road with mattresses used to seat people.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/11 / 1/13 sec
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waiting

people wait patiently for the namaz to start while more people pour in to the place slowly to fill the entire area.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/22 / 1/3 sec
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close watch

people hear the religious talk delivered by the leader before the namaz starts.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/8 / 1/20 sec
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it's time

namaz starts with everybody standing up and facing towards the holy mecca.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 73mm / f/4 / 1/125 sec
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all ears

people listen to the recitation from holy quran by the leader quietly and perform the rituals.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 82mm / f/4 / 1/320 sec
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the outsider

a boy looks from the balcony of an adjacent building and keeps an eye on the proceedings.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 95mm / f/4 / 1/60 sec
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the rukū

people bows to the allah during the namaz.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/320 sec
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praying crowd

people pass the area while others keep offering their namaz.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/16 / 1/13 sec
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rose

a little girl offers her namaz among the others.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 105mm / f/4 / 1/100 sec
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recitation

the leader keeps reciting verses from quran after namaz and the others listen to them calmly.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 32mm / f/4 / 1/200 sec
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behind the scene

the sound engineer adjusts volume in the mixer while people listen to the recitation after namaz.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/125 sec
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greetings

people greet each other at the end of the namaz

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/16 / 1/15 sec
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smiles

eid al-fitr is a happy occasion and it shows on the face of the people at the end of the namaz when they greet each other by hugging.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 105mm / f/4 / 1/320 sec
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scented

a man applies "attar" (scent) on this happy occasion.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/50 sec
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kohl-ed

people get kohl (surma) applied in their eyes on this happy occasion.

  • September 11th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 22mm / f/4 / 1/500 sec
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the end

organizers wrap up the mattresses to mark the end of the ceremony and people walk away with love and happiness in their heart.

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/160 sec

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Babai007
Abhijit Dwibedi  about 3 years ago

Valo Hoyeche, Tele use kore chobi korechis dekhe anondo pelam :)

AmitavaKayal
Amitava Kayal  about 3 years ago

lovely series ..

canonron92
Ron  about 3 years ago

oshadharon dada...

rajesh_bhattacharjee
Rajesh Bhattacharjee  about 4 years ago

great series....one of the bests from eid

SumitraDutta
Sumitra Dutta  about 4 years ago

darun laglo series ta..

DipjyotiBanik
Dipjyoti Banik  about 4 years ago

darun hoeche dada..

maheshguild
Mahesh Balasubramanian (inactive)  about 4 years ago

Very good series Soumya.